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Michael R. Hoar

Tweet Special Collections is sad to hear that former Fine Art lecturer and landscape artist Michael (Mike) R. Hoar A.R.C.A. passed away on the 11th of October 2017. The news comes some eighteen months after the death of his wife, … Continue reading

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On This Day: the execution of Edith Cavell, 1915

Tweet To accompany our posts on students who gave their lives during World War I, I thought it appropriate today to exhibit materials we have relating to Edith Cavell, the British nurse who is known to have helped save the … Continue reading

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120 Years of the Hawthorn Building

Tweet The Hawthorn Building was officially opened on the 5th October 1897, 120 years ago today!

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Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part Three

Tweet Buried Treasure! From the Special Collections that brought you such instalments as Tales in Stock Taking Parts One and Two comes the Third chapter in our trilogy! However, Ewoks and Eagles will not be making any appearances. With this … Continue reading

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Good Luck Helen

Tweet It is time to say good bye and good luck to our volunteer, Helen, today. We thank you very much for all your hard work and especially your enthusiasm for cataloguing our vast National Art Slide Library! After a … Continue reading

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Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part 2

Tweet How NOT to store your collections! Following on from Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part 1, I thought I would counterpoint the beauty of the organised strong room with some horror stories of bad storage that would make any … Continue reading

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Tales in Archive Stock taking: Part 1

Tweet Consolidation and Appraisal We’ve been a little quiet on the blog of late and this is due to the fact that over the last two weeks we’ve been conducting our first ever stock take! While we counted and listed … Continue reading

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375th Anniversary of the English Civil War

Tweet 375 years ago today King Charles I arrived in Nottingham with his army and raised the royal standard (flag) above the castle officially declaring war on parliament. Charles was riding on his successful capture of Nottingham’s arms having failed … Continue reading

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Away Day Display

Tweet Special Collections were asked to contribute to the Finance Department Away Day by giving a talk on the history of DMU as one of several optional activities for finance staff.  We started with a warm-up activity based on old … Continue reading

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Austenmania in the Archives

Tweet Today marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and 200 years on her novels continue to be lauded among the best in the English language. Like Shakespeare and Dickens, even if you’ve never read one of her works you are sure to have … Continue reading

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