Explore Your Archive 2017…nearly here!

Explore Your Archive (which runs 18th-26th November 2017) is a national campaign delivered by The National Archives and the Archives and Records Association to promote, publicise and celebrate archives and special collections across the UK. (http://www.exploreyourarchive.org/ ) As part of the Explore your Archive week, the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections team will […]


The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – talk and book signing event – 19 Oct, 6.30 pm

The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh – Talk and book signing On Thursday 19th October between 6.30 – 7.30 pm, University of Surrey’s Archives & Special Collections will be hosting a talk and book signing by James Campbell, Chair of The Shepard Trust, based on his newly published book The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh. It will be an opportunity […]


Colourful New E H Shepard Additions to the Archives

Publishing house Egmont UK Ltd contacted the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections team a little while ago to offer deposit of their hand-coloured E.H. Shepard illustrations on long-term loan. The team at Surrey were delighted, seeing the huge potential of this collection, and, following some negotiation, accepted the collection into the archives this […]


Time to pack up the bunting… another Heritage Open Day over

This past Saturday (9th September) the Archives & Special Collections hosted an open day as part of the national Heritage Open Days events, offering a glimpse of just some of our diverse collections and a behind the scenes tour of our stores. Armed with bunting and balloons galore we had a great time decorating the outside of […]


E H Shepard in The Netherlands

Over the past few months, the Archives & Special Collections team have been busy preparing for materials from the E H Shepard Archive and The Shepard Trust Archive to be dispatched to Holland for an exhibition. Working with House of Illustration, London and The Shepard Trust, an exhibition has been mounted at Museum Huis Doorn, […]


Heritage Open Day at the Archives!

On Saturday 9th September 2017, the Archives & Special Collections team at the University of Surrey will be hosting an open day (11:00-15:00) offering a glimpse into the archives. Collections include: the University’s own institutional archive and that of its predecessor Battersea Polytechnic, a large number of dance, performing arts and movement focused archives, the E […]


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