Introducing a new member of the team

Our new Archivist (Public Services), Harriet Costelloe, has recently joined the team and shares her first impressions here… After nearly a fortnight in post I am starting to get to grips with my role in the Archives & Special Collections team here at the University of Surrey. Upon arriving I was immediately struck by how […]


Reflections on Summer Projects, June and July 2018, by Teresa Pilgrim

This summer I spent six weeks working in the University of Surrey Archives & Special Collections department assisting with completion of several projects which, for the most part, are the culmination of previous projects undertaken by volunteers to the archive, all of whom have given generously of their time and have contributed additional knowledge specific […]


Working with STARS students at University of Surrey

In May, Archives & Special Collections, working with learning development staff from the SPLASH team, piloted a new workshop drawing upon archives with STARS students.  These are 2nd and final year students who have been identified as high-achieving and a range of developmental support and workshops are offered to them to further enhance their learning […]


A new recruit to the Archives team and a whole lot of letters to read…

Danielle McCarthy has joined the Archives & Special Collections team for a three month placement as part of her MFA in Creative Writing, here at the University of Surrey.  Her work involves writing summaries of Florence Shepard’s correspondence to her husband, Ernest Shepard, during World War I to aid the discoverability of this unique material. […]


A tribute to Geraldine Stephenson

Having heard the sad news that Geraldine Stephenson passed away on Christmas Eve, 2017, we would like to pay tribute to a truly lovely lady who we had the pleasure to know and work with. Geraldine Stephenson (born c. 1925) was one of a core group of artists and apprentices who trained with Rudolf Laban […]


Journeys to the centre of the Archives …

In thinking about our collections and their care for Explore Your Archive week, it struck me that the journeys items take to get to the archive are diverse. University of Surrey holds a broad array of archives and special collections, from the University’s own institutional archive, to three collections related to illustrator E H Shepard, […]


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