Author Archives: Steven Peachey

Tales in Archive Stock Taking Part Three

Tweet Buried Treasure! From the Special Collections that brought you such instalments as Tales in Stock Taking Parts One and Two comes the Third chapter in our trilogy! However, Ewoks and Eagles will not be making any appearances. With this … Continue reading

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375th Anniversary of the English Civil War

Tweet 375 years ago today King Charles I arrived in Nottingham with his army and raised the royal standard (flag) above the castle officially declaring war on parliament. Charles was riding on his successful capture of Nottingham’s arms having failed … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream in SW19

Tweet Yesterday at SW19 Johanna Konta, British number one, became Britain’s first women’s Wimbledon semi-finalist since 1978! And today at Wimbledon the men face off, all eyes will now be on Andy Murray who will look to follow Konta into the next … Continue reading

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25 Years of De Montfort University

Tweet On 26 June 1992 national and civic dignitaries joined governors, staff and students at the official launch of De Montfort University. 2000 guests toasted the new university on the lawns of De Montfort Hall. The annual report for that … 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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#Brexitday: say au revoir but not goodbye

Tweet While many of today’s newspaper articles and reports will become the archives of the future, documenting the UK’s controversial and divisive exit from the European Union, for the sake of balance, we thought we would revisit our holdings for 1973, … Continue reading

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DMU Rugby Varsity!

Tweet De Montfort University Rugby Varsity This evening the De Montfort University Rugby teams take on the University of Leicester’s in the last events of the annual Varsity games! Faces shall be sufficiently planted into the mud at the famous Tiger’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Notice of Closure 23rd Dec – 3rd Jan

Tweet Well, it’s that time of the year again when we are supposed to be okay with a grown man breaking into our homes whilst we sleep, eating our food and taking the credit for the presents we have gone … Continue reading

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MA Sports History Seminar

Tweet The Archive was a hive of activity last week as we delivered a seminar and tour of our holdings and how to access the DMU Special Collections, to the MA Sport History students. With the latest acquisition of the England … Continue reading

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Graduations Week 2016

Tweet Final Post 4: Saturday 23rd July It’s the final day of the July 2016 DMU Graduations today and we hope you’ve all had a fabulous week celebrating. Today, graduands from the Faculty of Business and Law will receive their … Continue reading

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