The British Library have just launched their popular Doctoral Open Days series for this academic year, which introduce new PhD students to the British Library. See below for some information about the events.
Doctoral Open Days
The British Library is a hub for Social Sciences research, with vast and varied collections, expert staff and a wide range of events. Subjects covered include sociology, social policy, anthropology, sports, human geography, politics, sociolinguistics and business and management studies.
Our Doctoral Open Days are a chance for new PhD students to discover the British Library’s unique research materials. Attendees will learn about our Social Sciences collections, find out how to access them, meet our expert staff and have the opportunity to network with other researchers. The events are solely for first year PhD students who are new to the Library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To make the most of the day, students may wish to get a free Reader Pass http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/inrrooms/stp/register/howreg/howtoregister.html before the event. There is some introductory information and case studies about our social science collections (aimed at postgraduate and academic researchers) on the ESRC http://www.esrc.ac.uk/research/british-library/. These pages
provide some great examples of how social scientists have used our collections and describe the sort of content that can be found at the British Library.
A small number of £20 travel bursaries are available for students coming from outside Greater London.
British Library Conference Centre, London
2 and 13 December 2013 / 10.00 – 16.30 / £5