Robinson Library

Archives and Rare Books to support learning and teaching at Newcastle University and engagement with schools and the wider public.

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Opening hours

9.30 - 4.30 Monday to Friday

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No entry fee. Users undertaking research required to submit requests to view material 3 days in advance. To book Education Outreach sessions, please contact us via details found on our website.

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The Seven Ravens by Arthur Rackham

Looking at Children’s Books: Fairy tales?

  • 4 May 2016 5:30-6:30pm

Brian will discuss the use of popular lore in the works of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm and its illustration. The talks will be illustrated by material from Brian's collections of books by these writers, whose work he has also translated.

Looking at Children’s Books is a fascinating sequence of talks with Brian Alderson, a pioneer of children’s literature studies in Britain and a respected and knowledgeable writer, reviewer and translator.

The Looking at Children’s Books talk series are presented by Newcastle University’s Children’s Literature Unit and Robinson Library in association with Seven Stories: National Centre for Children’s Books.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Robinson Library
University of Newcastle
Newcastle & Gateshead
Tyne and Wear




0191 222 5146


0191 222 6235

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