Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: Publicity

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New leaflet about the Portland Collection

November 11th, 2011 at 05:11

A new free leaflet is available to those who want more information about the University’s Portland Collection. This joins a series of guides produced in recent years to describe major collections or subject areas. The leaflet highlights some of the strengths of the Collection for political, diplomatic, literary and cultural history, and its relevance to local [...]

Manuscripts feature in University’s Impact Campaign

October 24th, 2011 at 03:10

On Monday 17 October, Manuscripts and Special Collections featured as one of the projects in the first day of the University’s new fundraising campaign.  The launch took place on University Park, at the East Midlands Conference Centre.  Guests were introduced to “The Nottingham Experience” theme, which is one of five campaign themes being launched in [...]

Colin Wilson event

July 20th, 2011 at 03:07

Last Friday afternoon we hosted an event to publicise one of our recent acquisistions – the Colin Wilson Collection of books and original materials.

Water, water, everywhere

April 22nd, 2011 at 01:04

Manuscripts and Special Collections at The University of Nottingham has been awarded funding by the National Cataloguing Grants scheme, administered by The National Archives and supported by the Pilgrim Trust, the Foyle Foundation, the Wolfson Foundation, the Monument Trust, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Mercers Company Charitable Foundation, the Goldsmiths Company and the J [...]

New Manuscripts Christmas Card

November 13th, 2010 at 12:11

This year we’re offering a new Christmas card for sale. The image shows ‘the fool’ from the Wollaton Antiphonal, a rare medieval service book which formed such an important part of the recent Saints, Sinners and Storytellers exhibition. The card is available for purchase from the Lakeside Box Office or from the reading room at [...]

Who Do You Think You Are? visits the University of Nottingham

August 10th, 2010 at 04:08

Gardener and writer Monty Don was just one of the many people who visit Manuscripts and Special Collections each year on a mission to use original documents to find out more about the past – but he was the only one who brought a film crew along with him! The programme’s researchers had discovered that [...]

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ in Nottinghamshire

June 21st, 2010 at 03:06

The  July issue of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, the magazine for genealogists which relates to the television series with the same name, has a Nottinghamshire focus.  The  regular ‘Around Britain’ feature  looks this month at  records relating to Nottinghamshire ancestors and there are details of various Nottinghamshire repositories including Manuscripts and Special Collections and Nottinghamshire Archives.  [...]

Kalamazoo International Medieval Congress

May 28th, 2010 at 08:05

Contrary to popular opinion, Kalamazoo actually is a real place! Every May, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo plays host to 3,000 conference delegates for three and a half days of medieval scholarship. Most of those who attend are lecturers or researchers in universities in the U.S. and Western Europe, with just a few archivists and [...]