Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury

We were very pleased to welcome the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, to the Library at the end of last month. As part of his four-day visit to Manchester, accompanied by the Archbishop of York, he spent the best part of an hour in the Library where he was shown some of the treasures of the collection.

The Archbishop can be seen above with the Bishop of Manchester, Nigel McCulloch, examining Bomberg's Biblia Rabbinica, which contains marginal annotations by the translators of the King James version of the Bible. Below, Librarian Michael Powell shows the visitors the Earl of Ellesmere's Manchester Scrapbook.