I travelled up to London yesterday to meet a colleague from the Woodland Trust to discuss our forthcoming plans for joint interpretation and other matters at Fingle Woods. London is about half way between Grantham where the Woodland Trust are based and Devon. We met at the British Library which is well served with tube trains from Paddington and near to King’s Cross.
It was my first visit to the British Library which is an impressive building – I watched it being built on and off during the mid 1990s – it opened to the public in 1997.
The famous reading rooms were originally at the British Museum – this is where Marx, for example researched his theories, but in 1997 the library moved lock stock and barrel to its new site on the Euston Road. The library is huge, contains a copy of every book published in Britain and Ireland and of course contains many very special and rare treasures – see here for more details. The next big event at the British Library is the forthcoming Magna Carta exhibition which starts in mid March – see here for ticket details.
I of course took at few photographs!