Chetham’s Library


3 August 2017 – Trip to Chetham’s Library

For once we didn’t have the usual sunny weather this Thursday, but that didn’t stop us having an enjoyable visit to Nando’s (a first for most of the group) and a visit to Chetham’s Library, the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. The library holds more than 100,000 volumes of printed books, of which 60,000 were published pre-1851.

In the summer of 1845 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels studied together in Chetham’s Library. We sat at the desk where they developed their philosophies and politics.



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