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Summer School a Success!

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Last week saw UCL Special Collections hold its first Widening Participation Summer School. For four days, a group of twelve 17 year olds from in and around London explored archives, rare books and manuscripts here at UCL, guided by colleagues within Special Collections. We had brilliant time, and were impressed with the students’ ability to […]

An eminent female academic at the IOE: Clotilde von Wyss (1871-1938)

Friday, 10 August 2018

I have been doing some research on some of the women teacher trainers at the IOE  in order to understand their contribution to pedagogical practice in London during the interwar years.   One of the teacher trainers I have been most intrigued with is the relatively unknown Clotilde von Wyss.[1]  Von Wyss  taught at the London Day […]

Special Collections welcome first Summer School at UCL

Friday, 27 July 2018

We are excited to announce UCL Special Collections’ newest addition to the outreach and education programme – our first Summer School programme, in August 2018! We will be offering 14 Year 12 students a chance to learn about all things special collections – from what we keep, why we keep it, how we keep it […]