Author Archives: Natalie Hayton

Shakespeare Week 20th-26th March 2017

Tweet Alternative Shakespeare While in the past we have done numerous posts and exhibitions showcasing some of the amazing Shakespeare-related materials we have in the archive, we could not resist posting something for Shakespeare Week So, we set ourselves the … Continue reading

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#LoveInternational March 2017

Tweet In anticipation of DMU’s latest #Loveinternational event scheduled for tomorrow, we thought we would show our support by highlighting how DMU and its predecessors has always had an international outlook that actively promotes tolerance and compassion. On this day … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Good Luck, Miten

Tweet Today is our volunteer, Miten’s, last day in the DMU archive. Soon to start as a Trainee Digital Archivist at the Bodleian Library, Oxford we wish him lots of luck and success. Your work and commitment to the Andrew Davies Archive … Continue reading

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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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