Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen

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All being well, this afternoon Queen Elizabeth II will become Britain’s longest reigning monarch, overtaking Queen Victoria who ruled for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days. To celebrate I have taken a look at some material in the Archive relating to the Queen’s visits to DMU. I have experimented with a video blog today: click here to view: P1000663

About Katharine Short

When I was 13 every careers questionnaire I did at school suggested I become an archivist. In rebellion I studied History of Art at Cambridge and the Courtauld Institute before giving in to the inevitable and undertaking a qualification in Archives Administration at Aberystwyth University. I worked at King’s College London Archives and the London Metropolitan Archives before becoming the Archivist here at DMU in January 2013. My role is hugely varied: answering enquiries and assisting researchers, sorting, cataloguing, cleaning and packaging archival material, managing our environmentally controlled storage areas, giving seminars, talks and tours, researching aspects of University history, liaising with potential donors and advocating for the importance of archives within the organisation. I am one of those incredibly fortunate people who can say ‘I love my job’ and really mean it.
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