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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 […]

ICHRE Summer Conference, 21-22 June 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

What: A free, two-day conference, held by the International Centre for Historical Research in Education, in association with the Friends of Newsam Library Where: Cruciform Building, UCL When: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd June This year’s ICHRE conference will cover a variety of themes and topics, including the social histories of universities and the history […]

Treasures Day 2017: Warhol, convicts, and Beethoven’s fish

Friday, 09 June 2017

Despite the weather doing its very best to soak visitors, staff, and precious manuscripts, this year’s Treasures Day, Treasures of the Written Word, was a complete success. After shedding their dripping coats, brollies and bags, guests were treated to a range of delights, with 20 different displays on show throughout the afternoon, as well as […]