Alumni and friends

Discover our treasures

Join us on Saturday 9 September when Archives & Special Collections will be hosting a heritage open day, showcasing a wealth of artefacts and treasured materials.

These include the University’s own institutional archive and that of its predecessor, Battersea Polytechnic; a large number of dance, performing arts and movement-focused archives; the E H Shepard Archive, containing correspondence, writings and drawings linked to the man perhaps most famous for drawing Winnie-the-Pooh; and the Thomas Farrer Collection, a Victorian gentleman’s library comprising more than 2,000 books.

This will be a unique opportunity to view a display of material from 11am-5pm, with optional tours of the archive store taking place at noon, 1pm and 2pm (booking not required). The archives can be found on the Ground Floor of the University Library, George Edwards Building.