New online catalogue for the archive of the British Guild of Travel Writers – insights from the Project Archivist

Originally, the project to catalogue the British Guild of Travel Writers’ Archive started in March 2020, with its completion designed to coincide with the Guild’s sixtieth anniversary celebrations. However, Covid interrupted that plan and we had to pause for quite some time, but cataloguing is now complete, and the catalogue of the archive is now […]

Christmas in the E.H. Shepard Archive

As we approach the winter vacation our thoughts turn to warming ourselves by a roaring fire, indulging in comforting food and spending time with friends and family. All these themes can be found in our E.H. Shepard Archive and we are delighted to share some seasonal highlights from the collection with you. E.H. Shepard served […]

This week is Explore Your Archive Week!

Explore Your Archive is an annual campaign, organised by the Archives and Records Association, to promote, publicise and celebrate archives and special collections across the UK. This year the week runs from the 20th to 28th November and there is a focused social media campaign around various themes, one of which is handwriting. Whilst thinking about […]

Happy 95th Anniversary Winnie-the-Pooh

95 years ago today, Winnie-the-Pooh came “bump, bump, bump” down the stairs to begin his adventures with Christopher Robin and other friends in the 100 Aker Wood. Illustrations of ‘Edward Bear’, a prior manifestation of the bear who became Winnie-the-Pooh, first appear in the 1924 book of poems by A.A. Milne When We Were Very […]

Shepard’s Crossing – new bridge on campus named in honour of illustrator E.H. Shepard

On Thursday 16 September, a new bridge on campus was inaugurated and we are delighted it has been named ‘Shepard’s Crossing’ to celebrate the connection between E.H. Shepard, the University and local area. The bridge spans a stream between the lake and pond above it and was designed by the University’s building surveyor Perry Petworth. […]

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