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East side stories exhibition: temporary closure

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

UCL Main Library exhibition East side stories: Londoners in transition will be temporarily closed for maintenance from Wednesday 16 August 2017. You will still be able to view the online exhibition during this time. The print exhibition is expected to reopen on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

Online exhibition on Isabel Fry

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

A few months ago a group of students from the MA Archives and Records Management course used the Isabel Fry collection at the IOE archives to create an online exhibition. The exhibition, which is a fantastic resource on Fry, can be found here. Isabel Fry (1869-1958) was an educationist and social activist. She founded, and was […]

Young Minds Explore Old Archives: Work Experience at SCAR

Friday, 21 July 2017

We were honoured to play host to three young visitors this month, who spent some time learning about what it means to work at UCL’s Special Collections, Archives and Records department and at the UCL Institute of Education’s Library. Jacinta (15), Suad (17) and Kate (17) came to us from schools in Southwark, Yorkshire and […]