Exhibitions and events from the Cadbury Research Library

Black History Month, 1 - 31 October 2023

October is Black History Month in the UK, and this year's theme is 'Celebrating Our Sisters'. Please see our Resource Guide to Black History in the Cadbury Research Library's collections. Images from a number of Black History resources available in the CRL can also be viewed online.

History of the University of Birmingham, 26 September 2023 - 28 June 2024

This exhibition about the history of the University of Birmingham from its foundation and early years at Edgbaston, through the challenges and change of two World Wars, is told through material from the University of Birmingham's own Heritage Archive collection. Main Library Atrium (R30 on the campus map).  All welcome, non-University ID card holders please report to Main Library reception.

Highlights from the University's Heritage Archive collection can also be browsed in this online exhibition

Celebrating the First Folio: 400 Years

2023 marks 400 years since the publication of the Shakespeare First Folio. This online exhibition sheds light on the signficance of this important work, that helped to bring us Shakespeare's plays as we still know and enjoy today. It also describes some of the unusual features of the rare copy of the Shakespeare First Folio held in the Cadbury Research Library.

UK Disability History Month, 16 November - 16 December 2023

Cadbury Research Library is marking UK Disability History Month 2023 with an online exhibition of images relating to disability, selected from the archives, manuscripts, and rare books. There are also two pre-recorded talks on Harriet Martineau and her experience of deafness.

Exhibitions elsewhere

The Cadbury Research Library lends material for inclusion in public exhibitions at other venues, locally, nationally and internationally. Current loans include:

If your organisation would like to borrow material from the collections for exhibition, please see our loan request process.  Examples of organisations we have lent material to, for exhibition, in the past.