Last week I finally did something that I’ve been meaning to do for the last 2.5 years, I went to Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and was amazed at how awesome it was. Since first year I’ve been telling myself that I was going to go there just as soon as I finished all my readings and essays or maybe after exams but it never happened… until now!
I checked out the current exhibition, Vesalius at 500, and really enjoyed the history of it (although the science aspects were totally lost on this arts student). The day before I went I had requested a book to be taken out of the stacks so that I could look at it (a first edition of Les Misérables) so I then went down to the reading room and geeked out a little (a lot).
I’m totally going back in September to see the next exhibit, Fierce Imaginings: text and image in First World War literature.
Check out the pictures and scans that I took while I was there