British Library Doctoral Open Days
Practical and inspiring events for first year PhD students
Registration now open!
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for first-year PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. They are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help you to navigate our physical and online collections. Each day concentrates on a different aspect of the collections and most take an interdisciplinary approach. As well as hearing from our expert and friendly staff you will have the opportunity to meet fellow PhD researchers from across the UK and beyond.
Choose whichever day below is most relevant to your research:
8 December – Music Collections
11 December – News & Media Collections
22 January – Asian & African Collections
29 January – Social Sciences Collections
31 January – Exploring the Collections at Boston Spa
5 February – Pre 1600 Collections
12 February – 17 & 18th Century Collections
19 February – 19th Century Collections
26 February – 20th & 21st Century Collections
All events take place in the British Library Knowledge Centre at St Pancras, London, except for the event on Wednesday 31 January 2018, which takes place at the Library’s site in Boston Spa, Yorkshire.
For further details and programmes for all these Open Days, and information on how to book a place, please see our website. Places cost £10.00 including lunch and other refreshments.