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Outreach Touring Exhibition Makes its Way to Stratford

Thursday, 19 October 2017

First Stop; Stratford Library UCL Special Collections have been busy putting together an exhibition that combines items from the Main Library exhibition East Side Stories and Newham Borough’s own archival items. This ‘pop-up’ exhibition features historic photographs, archival documents, maps and rare publications that tell of East London’s rich and fascinating past.  As the banners […]

On the Hunt for Volunteers

Friday, 13 October 2017

UCL Special Collections has been busy getting the new academic year off to a good start.  While many of the team are immersed in teaching and collections management, the Outreach team have been focussing on new projects, new partnerships and volunteer recruitment. The VSU’s volunteer recruitment fairs are an extremely valuable opportunity for us to […]

UCL Rare-Books Club: John Evelyn’s Contribution to Restoration Bibliophily

Wednesday, 06 September 2017

What: UCL Rare-Books Club When: 1.15-1.45pm, Tuesday 12 September Where: UCL Special Collections Reading Room, South Junction After a very successful launch event, we’re excited to bring you the second talk in our series of Rare-Books Club talks. This will talk will take place on Tuesday 12 September, 1.15pm–1.45pm, in the UCL Special Collection Reading […]