Palace Green Library, in the heart of Durham city, holds Durham University's special collections. Our galleries are open to all and display treasures spanning millennia and the globe.
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The ample historiography on Franciscan art is littered with unsuccessful attempts to relate the paintings and buildings commissioned by the friars with the conflicts over the observation of poverty that gripped the Order in the years to either side of 1300.
Dickens's universe is thronged by innumerable well-defined voices, and his fiction carefully renders the acoustics of individual human speech and utterance. But what does Dickens reveal about what it's like to overhear others? In this lecture, Peter Garratt will suggest why overhearing can help us unlock Dickens's writing and creativity.
OPENING HOURS AND ADMISSION
OPEN TO ALL
|Monday||12pm - 5pm|
|Tuesday - Sunday||
10am - 5pm
|Children (over 5)||Free|
|Family (2 adults, 2 children)||Free|
|Infants (under 5, up to 2 per full paying adult)||Free|
FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORIANS
Our archives include parish registers, marriage licences and probate records. If you’re researching your family history, explore our collections and plan your visit.