Thursday, June 18, 2015

Battle of Waterloo 200 years ago today

“I saw the regiment of Black Brunswickers pass my window on their way to the field. That was the first intimation of what followed. In a few hours, the dull heavy sound of distant artillery was heard, and in a few more the wounded were brought into Brussels in increasing numbers.”

Extract from ‘Some Notices of My Life’ by John Davy (M 118/4 Raymond Richards Collection, Keele University Library)

This personal account from John Davy’s manuscript memoirs is held in our Archives. John Davy was a doctor and brother of the noted chemist Sir Humphry Davy. He joined the British Army Medical Department and, at the time of the Battle of Waterloo, was attached to the principal military hospital at Brussels as hospital assistant.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Recarpeting in the Campus Library

Over the next two weeks we are having some stained and worn carpeting replaced in the central areas of the top and middle floors of the Campus Library. The Library will remain open and we will try to minimise any disruption to library users, but please be patient while the work takes place.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Today

One amongst several thousand charters issued by King John, the most famous being the Magna Carta. This 'newly discovered' charter from our Archives is included in The Magna Carta Project  a landmark investigation of the Magna Carta and King John.

Notification that the king has granted his protection to the nuns of Steinfield Priory and their people, lands and possessions, 14 April 1209 (Keele University Library, Hatton-Wood M72/46/10)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer Opening

Please note that the Library will move to Summer Opening from Friday 12 June when the building will close at 6.30pm.

Summer Vacation Opening times are 
8.45am to 10pm Mondays* to Thursdays
8.45am to 6.30pm on Fridays 
9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

*except Bank Holiday Monday 31 August when the Library will be closed.

Not all services are available at all times

24  hour opening will resume from 8.45am on Monday 28 September 2015.