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Sunshine in Stratford

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:38:26 +0000

Excited about Interstellar, the new sci-fi blockbuster by Christopher Nolan (who, incidentally, is an alumnus and honorary fellow of UCL)? To get you in the mood, we are holding an evening of space exploration on 28th October at 8pm at Stratford Picture House with a special screening of Danny Boyle’s sci-fi epic, Sunshine, which will […]

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Specimen of the Week: Week 158

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:30:53 +0000

Hello! Will Richard here. I’ve just started working in the Grant Museum and for my first ever Specimen of the Week I thought I’d kick things off with a real “teddy bear” of the treetops. Of course, it’s not actually a bear. And nor, in real life, would it enjoy a cuddle. Shame really. So… […]

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Does a museum studies degree help you get a job in museums?

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:30:43 +0000

Despite the levels of pay and instability of the jobs at the lower rungs (at least) of this particular career ladder, working in the museum sector is incredibly competitive. As a result, aspiring museum workers often face the question of how to position themselves as the strongest candidate in the pool. Should they take the […]

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UCL Special Collections

UCL Library Special Collections is one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK