Author Archives: Natalie Hayton

International Women’s Day 2017

Tweet Today is International Women’s Day and as a way of showing our support for the campaign to make a more inclusive gender equal world we wanted to showcase one of our collections that we felt reflects this year’s theme #Beboldforchange: … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DMU

Tweet To celebrate DMU’s 147th birthday this week we thought we would dig out some material that would shed some light on how the institution first came into being. On 1st March 1870, DMU, then known as Leicester School of Art, … Continue reading

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The Briggs-Blake-Zurbrugg Memorial Library

Tweet  We are very proud to announce that the Briggs-Blake-Zurbrugg Memorial Library has arrived in the archive and is now in situ. Once housed at the heart of the School of English in the Clephan building the care and maintenance of the … Continue reading

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#LoveInternational24

Tweet From 12pm today Hawthorne Square at DMU is the site for a 24 hour Love International vigil. Created by Vice-Chancellor, Dominic Shellard, the event is an impassioned response to the many concerned voices of staff and students on the latest developments on the global political stage. The … Continue reading

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2017 Calendars

Tweet Hot off the Press this week is our 2017 calendar, showcasing many of our fascinating and unique collections. With special thanks to our Frontrunner, Jonjo Elliott, who has created a collection of photo-merges of past and present images of … Continue reading

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The glass plate negatives of Rev. Edmund Mann.

Tweet Last week we met the students on the MA Photographic History course and what a lovely bunch they are! We gave them a tour of the archive and special collections as well as a mini-session on the fine art of slide handling … Continue reading

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Jeans for Genes Day 23rd September 2016

Tweet I hope you’ve all remembered it’s Jeans for Genes day today and will be making a donation! Here I am in the archive wearing my jeans.          

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Remembering World War I: students who gave their lives

Tweet This Sunday, 25th September, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of George Edward Usher. Like his comrades, Bostock and Rollinson, he is commemorated on the Thiepval War Memorial and died during the Battle of the Somme.  Usher served with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Andrew Davies

Tweet Today is Andrew Davies 80th birthday and as a way of marking this special occasion I thought I would showcase something from the archive (Papers of Andrew Davies). In my previous post I documented Davies’s rise as a screenwriter, … Continue reading

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Remembering World War I: Students who gave their lives

Tweet Today, 100 years ago, J Bostock, a typography student at the City School of Arts and Crafts (a predecessor of DMU) who joined the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment with the rank of private died at the age of 20. … Continue reading

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