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Archive: 2015

  1. Pop-up Afternoon Tea at Chetham’s!

    We are thrilled to be working with the lovely people at the Tea Alchemist to offer a pop-up Afternoon Tea event in January next year. It will be a wonderful...

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  2. P-p-picking up Penguins

      No, we’re not talking about the iconic, chocolate biscuit ad from the eighties… the Library has just been given a box of the (almost) equally delicious King Penguin books!...

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  3. Shelf Life

    In 1655 when the first books started to arrive at Chetham’s Library they were shelved according to size, with little books on the top and the biggest books on the...

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  4. An early selfie of Chetham’s

    Like many a star who’s had a long and varied career, Chetham’s as an institution has hoarded many a picture of itself, produced over years of more or less artistic...

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  5. Baroque and Roll – Can you Handel it?

    More concert excitement follows thick and fast on the blog this week, as we encourage you to come down on Wednesday evening and enjoy a performance of Baroque music, some...

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  6. How are things in London, Old Man?

    Can you be an old man the moment you’re born? You can if you’re this week’s blog-hero, John Senex (1678-1740), whose name is Latin for ‘old man’. The hand of the...

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