Maughan Library, King's College London

The Maughan Library, King's College London, hosts a rolling prggramme of public exhibitions of material from its own collections, as well as items on loan from other libraries and musueums. Exhibitions take place in the matchless surroundings of the Weston Room (the former Rolls Chapel).

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Opening hours

Normal exhibition opening hours are Monday-Saturday, 9.30-17.00.
Visitors are advised to check our website prior to visiting for details of any planned closures.

Admission charges

Entry to exhibitions is free.
Visitors who are not registered members of the Maughan Library are required to complete an exhibition ticket on arrival at the Library and to present some form of photographic ID. The exhibition ticket is also available to print or download from our website.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Lives from a global conflict

Lives from a global conflict: cultural entanglements during the First World War

  • 24 October — 17 December 2016 *on now

The First World War was the first truly global conflict. Men of all races and religions, including four million colonial subjects, were drafted into the armies of the European combatants to serve in theatres of war across the globe.

British nurses and Belgian priests, Polish artists and Maori doctors, Indian sepoys and African askaris, Jamaican poets and Arab intellectuals traversed the globe and had their views of the world changed forever. They also learned new languages, experienced other ways of life, and exchanged food, knowledge, and stories.

This exhibition showcases the lives of 12 individuals – some famous, some not –whose experiences illustrate the global nature of the Great War.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


Entry to the exhibition is free, but please consult our web pages or contact us on 020 7848 1843 to check details of opening times and access.


Maughan Library, King's College London
Chancery Lane




020 7848 1843

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