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The John Rylands Research Institute

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Events at the John Rylands Research Institute

Our events provide opportunities for everyone, from expert scholar to interested visitor, to engage with our research activity.

Upcoming events

JRRI Annual Lecture 2019. Jenny Uglow: 'Walter Crane: Fairytales, Manchester and Utopian Socialism'

17:30 - 19:30 14 March 2019

The 2019 JRRI Annual Lecture is presented by historian and writer, Jenny Uglow. Walter Crane: Fairytales, Manchester and Utopian Socialism Walter Crane, Director of the Manchester School of Art in the 1880s, was both the first great illustrator of children's books and a pioneering radical whose fairytale images created the iconography of ear..

Peterloo - 1819

16:30 - 19:00 11 April 2019

To mark 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre, join us as we launch the special anniversary edition of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library: Peterloo – 1819. The evening will be hosted by Hannah Barker, Professor of British History and Director of the John Rylands Research Institute, and will take the form of a talk by the curator of th..

John Rylands Poetry Reading with Leontia Flynn and Zaffar Kunial

17:00 - 19:30 09 May 2019

Please join us from 5 pm at the John Rylands Library for a reception and a collection encounter showcasing some of the most interesting letters held in the Special Collections at the University of Manchester Library. The poetry reading will start at 6 pm. Leontia Flynn has published four collections of poetry with Jonathan Cape. Winner of th..

JRRI Summer Conference: Gender, Memory and Documentary Culture, 900-1200

28 - 29 June 2019

This conference brings together aspects of gender and documentary culture between the tenth and twelfth centuries that we believe inform and engage each other, but are often studied in isolation. Although the field of medieval gender studies is an active and well-populated one, less attention is given to the role gender played in the commissio..

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