The River Thames outside DLD College London

Research Trip to the London Library

24th June 24

On Friday June 14th Year 12 English and Classics students went on a research trip to the London Library where we have institutional membership with the capacity to borrow up to 30 books and access to online resources through catalyst their online catalogue.

For coursework or EPQ the library’s resources provides scholarly sources which enable students to excel. Using a library either directly during this visit, or through accessing and ordering books will prepare students for using libraries at university which are essential for independent study.

The visit began with a short tour and then students were allowed to wander, browsing and researching through the back stacks (a list of suggested resources will be prepared for them by Amanda Stebbings, the head of academic visits there). We were given a designated study room and stayed approximately an hour and a half, looking at books and choosing which to borrow; students remained totally engaged throughout, and we came away with about 20 loans.

When asked about the trip, student Lucas Z said this;

Friday afternoon’s trip to the London Library was an intellectual pleasure. I must say that being in a library environment allowed me to really get into the realm of the academic programmes that I was exploring, and to learn and think independently and uniquely. Furthermore, the materials and books acquired from the library helped us to gain a more intense understanding of the areas of knowledge studied in Classical Civilisation beyond the framework of the programme”

Cathy David, English and Classics Teacher, Librarian, University Admissions Tutor