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Gallery tour of the exhibition ‘Collected Words’
20 November, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join one of the curators for a guided tour of the Manuscripts and Special Collections’ City of Literature exhibition Collected Words. Hear some of the stories behind the unique archives, manuscripts and rare printed books on display. Learn why DH Lawrence’s Pansies had to be smuggled into the country, discover the writings of Margaret Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey, the world’s first female science-fiction author known as ‘Mad Madge’, and view a masterpiece of medieval poetry.
In 2015 Nottingham became one of only 20 cities around the world to be recognised by UNESCO as a City of Literature – a reflection of the city’s unique literary heritage and creativity. The Collected Words exhibition is of made from the literary archives and collections of printed books held by the University of Nottingham. The exhibition highlights the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures to be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.