Visits and Events

Forthcoming events

AGM 27th June 2019- details coming soon.

Visit to the new Student Centre at UCL;

The Student Centre,  University College London
27-28 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0AW

 The Student Centre is the new heart of UCL’s Bloomsbury campus, providing 1,000 additional study spaces and enhancing the student experience.

The sustainably designed and built new Student Centre is a focal point for study, events and student life – an essential space to think, explore, collaborate, discover and challenge.

This tour will give you the opportunity to tour the facilities and meet the centre manager to hear about its design and service provision

Date: 25th June 2pm- 3.00 approx

Visit is free to ALISS members

£5 to non-members

To sign up contact

Heather Dawson

ALISS Secretary

ALISS (Association of Librarians and Information professionals in the Social Sciences).


Visit to Conway Hall, the world’s oldest archive of free thought and humanism.

1st July

2-3.30pm approx.

 Since 1886, Conway Hall Humanist Library and Archives has been a haven for the radicals, political and social reformers and freethinkers wo dared to dream of a better world. The first incarnation of the library at the Society’s then home, South Place Chapel, Finsbury, appeared at a time when public lending libraries were scarce, and self-education was being promoted. Members of the Society proposed that a library be instated, and the first donations were requested from the membership. Beginning as a general lending library offering a wide-ranging collection of diverse subjects to suit the needs of the membership, the library has since evolved and grown to become the country’s only specialist humanist library. It incorporates the library of the Rationalist Press Association, the Stanton Coit Library, and the National Secular Society’s Library and Archives.

The afternoon will include: a tour covering the history of Conway Hall Ethical Society, the architecture of the  building, an overview of some key individuals in our history and the history of humanism, and an overview of other  collections with a chance to meet staff and view some items from the archives.

 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

 Date: July 1st  2– 3.30 approx.

Visit is free to ALISS members

£5 to non-members

To sign up contact

 Heather Dawson

ALISS Secretary

Visits-  details soon. LSE exhibition, Conway Hall, UCL Student Centre

Past events

Photo of Aliss visit to RUSI Library
@mattblib april 2018 RUSI Library visit

Check out our Past events/ papers

See more photos from our events via Wakelet.

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