Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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