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Bookings will close on 19th May 2024.

The London Rare Book School (LRBS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London runs a series of intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects taught in and around Senate House and online.

LRBS Courses | Week 1 2024

If your selected course is fully subscribed, please contact the IES Events Office to be placed on the waiting list.


The fees for LRBS 2024 are:

  • Standard | £750
  • Student | £580

Bookings will close on 19th May 2024.

The University accepts Visa/Mastercard/Maestro/Solo (UK only)/Visa Debit. No other credit cards (e.g. American Express) can be accepted. If you have an issue with payment, please contact IES Events office ( 
  • Bookings cannot be made for individual days of the courses. Attendance is for the full week. 
  • The fee does not include accommodation. 


We are pleased to offer a number of bursaries for attendance at the IES London Rare Books School. We are grateful for the support of Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Bibliographical Society, Dr Williams's Library, Maggs Bros and the Sambrook Fund, all of whom have kindly provided funds for these bursaries.

  • Bursaries offered range from full fees to a fee reduction. 
  • Applications will be judged on the basis of financial need, as well as benefit to the applicant. We will use your ‘Statement of Motivation’ and ‘Statement of Need’ to help us make the awards.
  • Decisions will be made by senior academic staff in the IES.
  • You are usually expected to write a short blog after attending LRBS about your experience.  

If you have any questions about the Bursary scheme, please email

Apply for a bursary now.

Applications should be submitted by 30th March 2024, and you will be notified of the outcome by the end of April 2024.

All welcome- advance booking is required.