We are delighted to host partner events for Exeter Literary Festival
This month’s Book of the Month by Edward Maunder, a Library volunteer, is inspired by two books in our Early Science collection – Thomas Young’s A course of lectures on natural philosophy and the mechanical arts (1807) and George Peacock’s Miscellaneous works of the late Thomas Young (1855).
Voltaire is said to have remarked that, ‘England has a hundred religions and only one sauce’ – our heritage collection suggests otherwise. This year, we are celebrating Heritage Open Days (10-19 September 2021) with a book display in the Outer Library curated by one of our members, Tony Rhodes.
Wearing a mask is encouraged but not enforced and the current guidance for Museums, Libraries and Archives from the DDCMS is that 'We continue to suggest the use of face coverings in enclosed or crowded places, particularly where you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet'
Please do not visit the Institution if you have tested positive for Covid-19.
In this video, Emma Laws talks about our digitisation project, funded by The Pilgrim Trust, the National Lottery and Friends of Devon's Archives. If you are considering a similar project and would like to know more about how we planned and implemented our digitisation project, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch!
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day ... Are you wondering where summer is? From January 1817, one of the most important tasks of the Librarian at the Devon and Exeter Institution was taking twice-daily readings from the Institution's barometer and thermometer and recording them in a meteorological register.