Calling all history buffs!

Roz Banks, our Tri-borough Customer Services Assistant, writes:

Do you consider yourself a bit of a history buff? Do you want to learn more about our ancestors or how people lived in the past? Perhaps you are an amateur archaeologist, a student of history or just enjoy delving into the past? Then why not pay a visit to Kensington Reference Library and pick up one of our exciting history or archaeology magazines!

We stock the following magazines and also keep back issues:

BBC History
BBC History

BBC History is a monthly publication devoted to British and world history. This exciting publication brings history to life and is the UK’s biggest selling history magazine! Each month you will find topical features, historical analysis, and podcasts featuring interviews with leading academics and historians. The magazine also has regular book reviews, exhibition news and history events taking place around the UK. There is also a monthly crossword for all you history buffs!


History Today
History Today

History Today is a monthly magazine that covers all periods of British history and the rest of the world. It features serious and interesting articles from academics and historians covering lots of new research, reviews and narrative history.

April’s issue features articles on Ukraine, Church and State, Garibaldi in London and Compensating the Railway.


Current Archaeology
Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology is the UK’s biggest selling archaeology magazine.  It is published monthly and features regular articles on excavation, reviews and the latest archaeology news.

In the May edition read all about the Anglo –Saxon Staffordshire Hoard, and the Neolithic Revolution in Britain and Ireland. Plus there is also an exciting review about the new Vikings life and legend exhibition at the British museum.

These magazines and more are all available at the Central Reference Library– come in for a browse and you may find yourself on a journey into the past!

Business resources in Kensington Central Reference Library

Our Reference Librarian, Owen Grey, writes:

Early in 2014 the reference library subscribed to a vast number of new magazine and journal titles. Of these new titles around twenty cover business and economics!

 This adds to the great collection of business resources and other material we already have in the central library, such as:

  • Several business titles already held including the FT and the Economist
  • A good collection of books and market reports on subjects of business, finance and economics
  • Online subscription resources including COBRA (great if you wish to start your own business) and MintUK (invaluable for finding company information both individually or several in a particular area)

Of the new titles my favourite has to be the lesser known “Better Business” which has some very useful articles in it and is billed as “the small business owner’s journal”. The magazine provides tips, ideas and advice to those planning to start a business or those who have only just begun developing their own business. For example, this week’s issue contained pieces about:

  • Starting out
  • Selling your ideas
  • DIY Invoicing
  • Where to go for advice and help
  • Web design
  • Money
  • Networking tips

 …Just a few examples!

Better Business
Better Business

 However, don’t let me be the judge – come along to Kensington Reference library and decide which of our magazines is your favourite!

We will be adding regular posts about our new periodicals collection at the Kensington Central Reference Library, a wide selection of resources that cater for all tastes. Why not come in and have a look around?