Thursday, May 14, 2009

Help! St Deniol's Needs You!

I got a very interesting email today with an unpaid job offer that could well suit someone interested in researching the Victorian period.
'St Deiniol's is seeking 'custodians' to assist in the running of the Library. They would be required for weekends and occasional weekdays. We are looking for people who can commit to a period of at least one month, longer if possible. Custodians although unpaid, will be provided with accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. They will help at weekends and occasionally in the week helping other staff ensure the smooth running of the Library.

The role would suit students, researchers or members of the clergy who are looking for an opportunity to read, research or reflect at St Deiniol's or would just like a break. This is open to both British and international residents. Special rates are available for partners of custodians who wish to visit for all or part of the custodianship.'

I went to St Deniol's almost exactly two years ago now in the middle of a distressing time. I wanted to escape to somewhere away from telephones and noise, and St Deniol's was the nearest place I could find. It is a beautiful place.

At St Deniol's there is a fine library. It used to belong to William Gladstone, the Victorian Prime Minister, and is a great place to get away from it all. The rooms are comfortable and the meals are good. I think this could be a great little venture for someone. I feel a little bit tempted myself.

For further details please contact the Warden, Peter Francis either by email or telephone on 01244 532350,


Blogger Jud said...

That sounds like a wonderful opportunity and the kind of thing I would thoroughly enjoy, but I fear the commute is, at present, unmanageable.

Maybe next time.

Fri May 15, 02:57:00 pm  
Blogger Jan said...

I endorse all you say re S Deiniols.
It is a special place.

Fri May 15, 03:49:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Heh - pity they don't provide travelling expenses, Jud!

Yes, we're lucky to live so close, really, aren't we Jan?

Fri May 15, 04:40:00 pm  

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