A Taste of the Past – Part 2

As part of our project looking into the history of the Battersea Polytechnic Recipe books, following on from our highly popular look into the history of the recipe book in our earlier blog, we have decided to dive into the cookbooks once again. This time the aim is to take you inside the recipe books, […]


How times have changed – the changing role of female students.

The history of Battersea Polytechnic and University of Surrey can be used to reflect the changing and developing history of female students.  This post demonstrates just some of the ways in which the options given to female students have radically changed since the founding of Battersea Polytechnic in 1891.   When Battersea Polytechnic was founded […]


A Taste of the Past

In the archives we have all sorts of lovely pieces that reflect the interesting and changing history of Battersea Polytechnic and University of Surrey. They provide a fascinating insight into the ways in which the institution has developed into the university it is today.  Over the years new departments and subjects have been set up […]


Tis the Season

As we have made it to that time of year again where everywhere looks that much prettier in the twinkling Christmas lights, and everyone is filled with seasonal good cheer it seems apt that the University Archives delve into its records. This is a blog of few words and many images.  Please enjoy looking at […]


Battersea Polytechnic and the First World War

As we steadily move towards Remembrance Day where we all stop and remember those who have lost their lives serving in the armed forces and because this year is also the centenary of the start of World War One it seems appropriate to focus on those members of Battersea Polytechnic, the founding institution of the […]


Remembering Battersea

Over the past few month the University archives have been working collaboratively with Alumni and Development on a project aimed at capturing the history of Battersea Polytechnic from alumni, through a programme of Oral Histories, encouraging items to be deposited into the archives and volunteering in the archives.  Please do look through the alumni pages […]


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