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Queen of the Sciences
View our new exhibition Queen of the Sciences
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Orwell at work.
Cricket team - Galton Papers
Cricket team - Galton Papers. c. 1904-1906
The Nuremberg Chronicle
The Nuremberg Chronicle - the Dance of Death. Incunabula Folio 2n.
An Anti-Suffrage Alphabet
An Anti-Suffrage Alphabet - Housman Collection.
Tug of War
Tug of War at UCL Sports Day, 1923
Vesalius De Fabrica
Vesalius De Fabrica, 1555. The first book of scientific anatomy.
Campi Phlegraei, 1776. Johnston Lavis Collection.
Correspondence and papers of Henry Peter Brougham
Pitts Threshers - Balfour Williamson
Pitts Threshers - Balfour Williamson Papers
Cross-section of Bentham's Panopticon
Man's place in nature
Man's place in nature. 1894. Smith Woodward Collection.
The four wheeled Orrery
The four wheeled Orrery - Graves Collection.
Showcasing UCL's treasures
News from our blog
Weekly Dante readings begin today – Mondays 6pm
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:31:19 +0000
Readings from Dante’s Divine Comedy in English and Italian Mondays 6-7.30pm, The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square (Admission free) Is a passage from Dante’s Inferno just what you feel like after a day’s work on a Monday? Or have you always wanted to know what all the fuss was about? Today you can find out, for free, at 6pm […]Read more...
Gone but not forgotten: Fred Bearman, Preservation Librarian
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:42:19 +0000
The moving piece below was written jointly by Fred’s partner, Fred himself, and Tabitha Tuckett, and has been made available for us to share here, along with the image. Fred Bearman (13 December 1949 – 11 December 2016) Fred Bearman was a leading educator in rare books and archives who, in a remarkable career that spanned half a century, […]Read more...
A typical school? Introducing undergraduates to the archive
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 16:11:31 +0000
What was a typical school in 1914? In a two-hour “Introduction to Archives” session earlier this term, first year students from the Education Studies BA at UCL Institute of Education studied a range of documents from the IOE Archives, to see what they could discover about schools in Britain before and after World War One. […]Read more...
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