I am contacting you to let you know that we will again be running a series ofOpen Days for Doctoral Students, taking place in January and February 2016. You very helpfully passed this information on to your new PhD students last year and I would appreciate your help in doing so again.
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for PhD students who are new to the Library to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. From newspapers to maps, datasets to manuscripts, ships' logs to websites, our collections cover a wide range of formats and languages spanning the last 3,000 years. Doctoral Open Days are designed to explain the practicalities of using the Library and its services, plus help you navigate our physical and online collections. As well as hearing from our expert and friendly staff students will have the opportunity to meet researchers in all disciplines.
You will see that we have taken a different approach to this year’s events. Subjects such as History, English, Drama, Art & Design etc, will now be covered in inter-disciplinary days concentrating on different aspects of the Library’s collections. As always, students are invited to attend the day they feel would be most relevant to their studies. The Open Days are as follows: