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March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Unspeakable

Banned Books

Exhibition & Presentation
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Albert Sloman Library, University of Essex, Wivehoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
No booking required

Some of the most controversial books in history are now recognised as classics. The Bible, works by Shakespeare, Ovid and James Joyce, to mention but a few. Banned Booksdelves into the University of Essex’s Archives to reveal a fascinating collection of banned books, pamphlets and texts, some dating back hundreds of years.

The event takes place in the Special Collections Room at the Albert Sloman Library at the University of Essex.

Part of Essex Book Festival and Index on Censorship’s UNSPEAKABLE on Friday 8 March: a day of challenging and illuminating conversations, performance, exhibitions and workshops hosted by the University of Essex, that explores historic and contemporary issues of censorship, no-platforming, freedom of speech, and taboos.



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Albert Sloman Library
University of Essex, Wivehoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ

Visit accessable.co.uk for all disability and access information about Albert Sloman Library.

Hearing Loop: Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least five days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]