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#archivestourism

Tweet So today is International Archives Day 2017 #IAD17 and what better way to celebrate this year’s theme of citizenship and interculturalism by looking at DMU’s historical tourism — I mean research visits —  to other countries to encourage dialogue and knowledge … Continue reading

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“Stand Up and Be Counted”

Tweet While the General Election campaign for 2017 has been short it has definitely been eventful. The polls have changed dramatically and more people have flocked to political rallies than they have for years according to some sources. We are … Continue reading

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Leicester Castle opens on Heritage Sunday for the first time

Tweet The Special Collections team are often called on to assist with Heritage Sundays. A joint event run by Visit Leicester and DMU’s Heritage Centre, Heritage Sundays allow members of the public to access the medieval history of the campus … Continue reading

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Be the Change Part 2

Tweet On our lunch break today we decided to attend the Be The Change Part 2 event held on DMU campus. Gearing up for the general election, the event was a follow up to the one held earlier in the … Continue reading

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Goodbye and Good Luck Eleanor

Tweet Today is our volunteer, Eleanor’s last day in the archive. We would all like to say a big thank you for her efforts on several projects over the last few months. We will miss your lively chatter on Thursday … Continue reading

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DMU Special Collections launches on Twitter

Tweet Special Collections now have a dedicated Twitter feed: @DMUSpecialColls. Please follow us for news about our services, images from the collections, and the occasional adventures of Roary the Archives Dinosaur.

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Learning at Work Week 2017: A History of Library Services at DMU

Tweet There were emotional scenes yesterday as Katharine delivered a lecture on the history of DMU’s libraries with a focus on the creation and development of Kimberlin. Without too many spoilers (we don’t want to miss out on the anticipation of … Continue reading

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World Baking Day 2017

Tweet World Baking Day 2017 World baking day is something that we are not all too familiar with in the office but we cannot be happier to find an excuse to cake the sides of our kitchens in flour as … Continue reading

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International Nurses Day 2017

Tweet   May 12th has been celebrated as #internationalnursesday since 1965 as a way of appreciating and raising awareness about the important and diverse roles nurses play in our society. The date is significant because it is Florence Nightingale’s (1820-1910) birthday, a … Continue reading

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Be the Change

Tweet Today DMU is holding a 24 hour event which will explore key issues ahead of the General Election. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday 3 May, the same day that Parliament is expected to be dissolved, it will conclude … Continue reading

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