Manuscripts and Special Collections

Category: University archives

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Student Union Posters

October 14th, 2011 at 09:10

                            ¬†Manuscripts and Special Collections have recently finished digitising a series of Nottingham Student Union posters advertising gigs and events in the 1970s. The posters were carefully preserved for posterity by alumni John Bailey (Agriculture/Horticulture 1972) and Richard Stark (Chemical Engineering 1971), [...]

Fireworks to celebrate the new University College

July 1st, 2011 at 09:07

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. At dusk last night Mr. J. Pain, the pyrotechnist of metropolitan renown, gave a [...]

Ode to the Nottingham University College

June 30th, 2011 at 12:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. This poem, of typically Victorian artistic merit, was printed in the Nottingham and Midland [...]

The wonder of the telephone

2 June 29th, 2011 at 12:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. Telephone communication with the University College premises was laid on by the National Telephone [...]

The first experiments at University College, Nottingham

June 28th, 2011 at 09:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs as taken from the Nottingham and Midland Counties Daily Express, which recorded the events of the day. Last night, in the large lecture theatre at the University College, Professor Fleming gave [...]

Prince Leopold opens University College Nottingham

1 June 27th, 2011 at 09:06

The 30th of June 2011 marks the 130th anniversary of the opening of University College, Nottingham. This is part of a series of blogs by Manuscripts and Special Collections that record the events of the day. The formal opening of University College Nottingham took place on 30 June 1881, attended by His Royal Highness Prince [...]