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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
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 13:14:39 +0000
This post originally appeared at Newsam News, and is reproduced here courtesy of Sally Perry. What: A London-themed celebration of reading aloud, and being read to, for World Book Night Where: UCL IOE Library When: Monday 24 April 2017 5.30-7.00pm To celebrate World Book Night 2017 and to coincide with UCL Libraries’ East Side Stories: […]Read more...
Love poems, strange tales, and microscopes: creative writing with First Story
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:29:20 +0000
One of the annual highlights of SCAR’s outreach work is our participation in First Story’s Creative Writing Day, which this year saw almost 100 pupils from six London schools descend upon UCL’s museums and library collections to attend workshops run by professional writers. In late February, poet Miriam Nash ran a session for 17 students […]Read more...
Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections on display
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:57:06 +0000
Rare editions of Dante from UCL Special Collections Monday 27 March 5.30pm The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, WC1H 0AB Admission free. Image from an 1869 edition of La Divina Commedia with illustrations by Gustavo Dore [DANTE FOLIOS DD119 (1869) vol. 1] There will be an opportunity to see some of UCL’s rare editions of Dante’s […]Read more...
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