In this blog you will find articles about the University’s collections, its history and the work we do in the University Records and Archives team.
In 1888, the Polytechnic established a Christmas Dinner Fund to provide those in need with parcels of the necessary provisions for a Christmas Dinner. During its 52 year existence, the Fund fed over 1 million people and raised over £73,259 (nearly £4 million today).
For the Institute of Historical Research’s History Day 2020 we take a look at some of the digitised and born-digital material available in the university archive.
Jacob, our digital trainee, reflects on his year with the University Records and Archives team. This post looks at some of the work he has been doing to help preserve the digital heritage of the University.
The Archive of alumnus and urban designer/theorist Gordon Cullen was added to the University Archive in 2015. Since then we have been working to make it more accessible. In this post we look at Cullen’s career and the work we have been doing on the Archive.
The current Coronavirus emergency has been likened to wartime Britain, so the Records and Archives team have been searching through the (online) archives from home to find a few comparisons with World War Two.
First held in 1906 for the opening of the Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground at Chiswick, the Garden Party became an annual feature of Polytechnic life. Learn more about it here.