Your Library This Christmas, 2022

2022 is nearly over! As the autumn term draws to a close, we have information about our Christmas opening hours, and details of our holiday themed activities. To skip to different sections of the blog post please use the links below… OPENING HOURS – IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES – CHRISTMAS WISHES PADLET – FESTIVE FILMS Opening Hours […]

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Library Discovery Days

Discover how the Library can enhance your teaching and research! All academic staff are invited to our libraries for a series of events which will showcase key services and collections that can be utilised in your teaching and research. The events are an opportunity to meet staff from across Library and Cultural Services, and a […]

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Welcome Events at the library

It’s Welcome Week and we have lots of activities planned to help you get to know your Library. If you haven’t had a chance to visit the Library yet, this is your official invitation to wander over, take a tour of the building, and get to know the Library and Cultural Services Team! You can find more […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome back to our Focus on Special Collections blog. This month we will be looking at the collection of the Colchester Medical Society. Background Colchester Medical Society (CMS) was founded in 1774 by the surgeon and apothecary (dispensing pharmacist) Robert Richardson Newell (1750-1814) . The society had six other founder members; Henry Topping (1747-1819), Colin […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to the ‘Focus on Special Collections’ blog for July. This month we will be focusing on one of our more recent collections, the First World War Centenary Community Collection. Background Between 2010 and 2019 the National Lottery Heritage Fund (formerly the Heritage Lottery Fund) invested £98 million in communities and groups across the UK […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to the June ‘Focus on Special Collections’ blog. This month we will be looking at the John Hassall Collection, dedicated to the work of a prolific artist and designer, who was responsible for one of the best-known poster designs of the early 20th Century. Background John Hassall, (1868-1949) was born in Kent and educated […]

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Focus on Special Collections

Welcome to our Focus on Special Collections blog! This month we will be looking at one of our literary collections; the Donald Davie Archive. Background Donald Davie (1922-1995 was a poet, literary critic, editor, translator and academic. His published works include volumes of his own poems, works on the theory and criticism of poetry and […]

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Art and Special Collections: LGBTQ+

Both our Art and Special Collections at the Albert Sloman Library have a wealth of LGBTQ+ material available for your teaching and research. The material spans the length of the 20th century and ranges from periodicals, books, drawings, and paintings.  A majority of our archival LGBTQ+ holdings stem from the pioneering research done by the Department […]

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