What do a new school, tales of The Gruffalo and stacks of unlisted
archives have in common? myUCL Student Journalist Robert Vilkelis finds
out after spending time with the UCL Special Collections team.
Publication date: 19 July 2018
Prestigious political writing award The Orwell Prize has moved to the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, making its new home close to UCL Special Collection’s Orwell Archive. The Archive is the most comprehensive body of research material relating to George Orwell anywhere.
Publication date: 26 October 2016
Publication date: 17 March 2015
An exciting find has emerged among the papers of the philosopher and reformer, Jeremy Bentham. It is the only extant, first-hand account of perhaps the most famous escape from captivity by prisoners transported to Australia.
Publication date: 24 March 2014
UCL Library Services has created a digital advent calendar,
illustrated from some of the treasures held in our Special Collections.
UCL has outstanding collections of over half a million rare books,
manuscripts and archive items. The calendar will begin to reveal its
images from 1 December. To view your daily treasure, head to the Special Collections website.
Publication date: 12 December 2013