The University will open its exhibition ‘250 Years of Literature in Edinburgh’ on 3rd August 2012, telling the fascinating story of how the writing, reading and criticism of literature have been entwined in Edinburgh over the past quarter millennium. The exhibition will showcase books, letters and other artefacts illustrating the life and work of writers, critics and students involved in literature study in the university. It will also show how this study has been intimately interconnected with the literary life of the city more generally, through diverse contacts between the university and Edinburgh writers, theatres, and publishing houses. Housed on the Ground Floor of the Main Library in George Square, the exhibition is free and open to the general public. It will run until 27th October 2012.
This article was published on Jun 4, 2012