Group visits

The Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections is keen to welcome groups from beyond the University who wish to learn more about what we can offer and engage in research with our collections. We also embrace opportunities to visit interested groups and present details of our work and collections.

Visits to the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

Linked to the University's widening participation strategy, the Cadbury Research Library offers a variety of opportunities for groups to engage with our collections and hopefully be inspired to continue with private research. In particular we are keen to welcome school groups to engage with collections which directly relate to the curriculum, such as the Chamberlain Collection in relation to the World War Two Munich Agreement.

Chamberlain Seminar Room

The Chamberlain Seminar Room can comfortably hold a group of up to 30 and provides an ideal environment for working with rare books, archive and manuscript collections with our staff.

Discussing your requirements

To discuss your requirements with us please telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5839 (internal 45839) or email special-collections@bham.ac.uk. Please do bear in mind when considering your planning that it can take time to develop an effective group session using rare books, archives and manuscripts.

If you would like to obtain a reader’s card to enable you to consult Special Collections material on a personal basis, please look at the page on registration.

Visits by our staff to your location

We also offer visits by a member of our staff to give talks to groups within the Birmingham area subject to availability.

We suggest a donation of £30 per talk for such events, plus payment of travel expenses from the University of Birmingham to the location. To discuss your requirements with us please contact Jenny Childs in the first instance on telephone +44 (0) 121 414 5839 (internal 45839) or email special-collections@bham.ac.uk. Please allow sufficient notice to discuss with us whether we can meet your requirement, when planning your programme.