The Head of the Lake – boats, footballs and rusty deckchairs

Our current display at the Archives & Special Collections at the University of Surrey is showcasing all things sporty, from Surrey students’ accomplishments in the huge range of sports clubs to the links to the Olympic Movement in our E. H. Shepard and Rudolf Laban Collections. However, sporting achievement surely found its pinnacle in the […]

International Women’s Day #InspireInclusion

Women in Science – Babette Stern International Women’s Day takes place annually on the 8th March, and this year the Archives and Special Collections team have curated a display of material from the University Archive that celebrates five female scientists who studied or worked at the University of Surrey, or at our predecessor institution, Battersea […]

The Warren Lamb Archive – Cataloguing Update

The University of Surrey is immensely fortunate to hold the archives of the movement theorist Warren Lamb. In this blog post, our Archivist Simon Mackley provides an update on the work carried out on the collection, and the collection items that are newly available for researcher consultation. Warren Lamb (1923-2014) was a dancer, movement theorist […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

A survivor in our archives: Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) For Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, Archives and Special Collections have explored their holdings in remembrance of world-renowned mime artist Marcel Marceau and his experiences of the Holocaust. Marceau was born in Strasbourg, France, on 22 March 1923. His birth name was Marcel Mangel and he was born […]

Remembering Cyril Shepard (1877-1916)

Remembrance Day gives us all the opportunity to pause, reflect and remember, not only those who have been lost to conflict but to those who have been left behind to face the aftermath of war. As part of the University’s Remembrance commemorations, we are curating a Library display relating to the First World War service […]

Preserving our Digital Archives at the University of Surrey

November 2nd is World Digital Preservation Day 2023 – raising awareness of the need to preserve our born-digital cultural heritage, and celebrating the work carried out by heritage professionals around the world to achieve this goal. To mark the occasion, our Archivist Simon Mackley has written about our digital archive collections at the University of […]

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