Online resources

We have changed how we work this year, including how we support our students and researchers. As well as producing videos introducing our collections and delivering presentations and teaching sessions online, we have created the following online resources to help you when using archives: Working with archives explains what archives are and the practicalities of using […]


Navigating the E.H. Shepard Archive

The business correspondence in the E.H. Shepard Archive sometimes refers to illustrations which accompanied the individual letters. Sadly, these items are no longer kept with the letters. So, a little like Bagpuss and the chocolate digestive, I catch sight of an illustration only to have it whisked away almost immediately.  So how has this come […]


Heritage Open Days 2020: Rudolf Laban Archive

Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) was a dancer, choreographer, and pioneering movement theorist. Students today still learn about his life and work. Laban was born in Bratislava and studied architecture in Paris before moving to Munich and focussing on the movement arts. It was here he began teaching and theorising dance and movement. Laban moved to Berlin […]


Heritage Open Days 2020: E.H. Shepard Archive

Ernest Howard Shepard (1879-1976) is perhaps best known for illustrating A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, but he also illustrated another much-loved children’s book, Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.   The Wind in the Willows tells the story of Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger. The setting for their adventures takes inspiration from the pastoral countryside […]


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