Manuscripts and Special Collections

Tag: maps

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Myles Thoroton Hildyard and the Thoroton Hildyard Collection

2 June 1st, 2011 at 08:06

Myles Thoroton Hildyard and the Second World War 60 years ago today, on 1 June 1941, Myles Thoroton Hildyard was reported missing from the island of Crete. It was three months before his family learnt of his daring escape, along with his friend Michael Parish, from the Maleme airfield prisoner of war camp. Hildyard and [...]

Mayfest

May 13th, 2011 at 09:05

Last Saturday saw the University’s annual Mayfest for alumni, supporters and the community. Manuscripts and Special Collections had our usual activities based at the Lakeside Pavilion, as well as more formal events with the Vice Chancellor and in the Great Hall. Bearing in mind that the weather was not as good as last year, we [...]