History Collections
Find out more about history collections and History Day

History Collections

Find out more about history collections and History Day

The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

https://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/rylands/

The John Rylands Library is home to one of the world’s richest and most unique collections of books, manuscripts, maps, works of art and objects, with over 1.4 million items.

History Day 2021 contributions

History Day 2020 contributions

 

Be the first to watch a new film and take part in a live Q&A around the food adventures of European settler colonists in the Americas. Historian Dr Rachel Winchcombe (University of Leeds) and plant scientist Professor Amanda Bamford (University of Manchester) discuss how the same foods are now shaping debates about sustainability and environmental change. Filmed on location in the beautiful and historic surroundings of The John Rylands Research Institute and Library.

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  • Live session, 14:00-15:00: Tour and Q&A of The John Rylands Research Institute and Library

15:0016:00

Join us online for a live lockdown tour around the most popular spots in The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. Meet virtually members of our Visitor Engagement Team who will share stories around the architecture and history of the library. Then catch up with Curators to find out more about resources and how to tailor your research around collections held here.

Further information on Zoom link for the event will be sent before the event.

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