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Another generous ‘bespoke’ adoption!

Recently we received another very generous bespoke adoption for our Adopt a Book scheme. As the book in question is currently on display as part of our “Emma at 200” exhibition, we have recorded the fact that Gina Heath King … Continue reading

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“A Must Visit place”: Thanks to our volunteers!

Have you looked at our reviews on TripAdvisor recently? There are lots of lovely reviews from our visitors, who have enjoyed seeing the house, grounds and of course our books. There are several mentions of our Garden Manager’s tours of … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – “Lime Walk”

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the fourth and final poem and was composed on the lawn in between the column of trees which lead back towards … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – ‘Bench’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the third of four poems and was composed out on the edge of our wilderness overlooking the estate. There are many … Continue reading

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A Poem Inspired by Chawton House Library – ‘Long Hall’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the first of four poems and was composed in our Long Gallery. This broad corridor was originally used for exercise … Continue reading

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A Poem inspired by our ‘withdrawing room window’

Isabel Rogers, Poet Laureate of Hampshire, has written four poems inspired by her time at Chawton House Library. This is the first of four poems and was composed in our Oak Room. Although it is indeed a ‘Ladies’ Withdrawing Room’, the … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: August Podcast

August 2016 Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Blackwell Herb Garden Officially Opens!

Our new herb garden, in a section of the Walled Garden here at Chawton House Library, was officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq., on the 14th of July. It is a tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell, … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: July Podcast

Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton House Library … Continue reading

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Association of Independent Libraries’ Annual Conference

In June, the Librarian here at Chawton House Library gave the keynote talk at the Association of Independent Libraries’ Annual Conference held at Bromley House Library in Nottingham. Under the banner ‘Sustainability and Relevance: the Independent Library in 2016’, the … Continue reading