Gladstone Umbrella

Date / time: 14 July - 16 July, All day

Gladstone Umbrella

Gladstone Umbrella with David Brookes

A firm favourite of the Gladstone’s Library calendar returns for another year!

Whether you’ve grown up with a love of history and Victoriana or you’re an academic with a penchant for the ‘Grand Old Man’, no matter your background the Gladstone Umbrella is the conference for you.

The event also includes a visit to William Gladstone’s office, The Temple of Peace, in Hawarden Castle.

Residential from £215, non-residential £150. Discount rates for clergy and students apply. Call: 01244 532350 Email:

The colloquium invites offers of papers on William Gladstone and the nineteenth century relating to politics, history and literature. In the past it has proved incredibly varied and we welcome all offers of papers for this year’s event, to be sent to

David Brooks was educated at Bedford School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, of which he later became a Fellow. His doctoral thesis was on Gladstone’s Fourth Ministry, 1892-94, and his published works include The Destruction of Lord Rosebery, 1894-95 and The Age of Upheaval: Edwardian politics, 1899-1914. For most of his career he has taught in the School of History at Queen Mary University of London.