Black History Month and the Art Collection

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK since 1987 and is marked annually throughout October. During the month, we remember, celebrate and explore black history, heritage, culture and achievements. The University and the Students’ Union have organised a variety of free events and activities that are taking place on campus and online. The […]


Introducing a new member of the team

University of Surrey student Abigail Jones started with us in September for her Professional Training Year. In this blog post she introduces herself and the work she will be doing. Like almost every student in the country, I have paid many visits to the Internet in search of a future, wondering what kind of careers […]


50th Anniversary of the University of Surrey Library Building – 29 September 2022

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the official opening of the phase II Library building on our Stag Hill campus the Archives team have created an exhibition of material for the curator’s corner display area by the Library entrance gates on Level 1. Using reproductions of archive material, we have charted a brief history […]


Welcoming new students

We have been welcoming students to our Guildford campus since the late 1960s, and to our predecessor institution Battersea Polytechnic (renamed Battersea College of Technology in 1957) since the 1890s. In celebration of new and returning students arriving in Guildford we have been taking a look at some of the publications that have been given […]


The Training Restaurant, Silver Service and Napkin Folding!

We have recently installed a new display in our research room cabinet that features items from our collection of restaurant silver, used either in the Training Restaurant at the University of Surrey, or at our predecessor institution Battersea Polytechnic (renamed Battersea College of Technology in 1957). The display also includes photographs and publications relating to […]


International Women’s Day 8 March 2022

For this year’s International Women’s Day we are exploring the stories of some of the women who feature in our Battersea Polytechnic postgraduate dissertations and thesis collection. Battersea Polytechnic was our predecessor institution, founded in 1891 and formally opened in 1894 with six main departments: Mechanical Engineering and Building Trades Electrical Engineering and Physics Chemistry […]


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