Book Collecting Seminar

The focus of these lectures and seminars is on bibliophilia and the book trade. Book-collectors, dealers and auctioneers are invited to give a lecture on a subject of their choosing which relates to the practice of bibliophilia. Lectures may be anecdotal, academic or purely for entertainment. With this in mind, the programme is jointly-coordinated and run by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Educational Trust.

Seminar Programme

All seminars take place in Room 246Senate House6-8pm. All are welcome.

  • October 8: Specialist special collections – the roles of London’s smaller libraries. With Renae Satterley (Middle Temple), Raphaele Mouren (Warburg), Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace)
  • December 10: Magic: from John Dee to Aleister Crowley. With Katie Birkwood (Royal College of Physicians) and Christina Oakley Harrington (Treadwell’s Books)
  • February 11: Special collections at the National Art Library. With Catherine Yvard, Jonathan Hopson, Jennifer Reeves.
  • April 14: Collecting Photography. With Roland Belgrave
  • June 9: Collecting Middle Eastern Books and Manucripts. With Nick McBurney, Alex Day (Quaritch), Roxana Kashani (Bloomsbury Auctions)


Leo Cadogan (Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Educational Trust)