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Tales in Archive Stock taking: Part 1

Tweet Consolidation and Appraisal We’ve been a little quiet on the blog of late and this is due to the fact that over the last two weeks we’ve been conducting our first ever stock take! While we counted and listed … 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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Away Day Display

Tweet Special Collections were asked to contribute to the Finance Department Away Day by giving a talk on the history of DMU as one of several optional activities for finance staff.  We started with a warm-up activity based on old … Continue reading

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Austenmania in the Archives

Tweet Today marks the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and 200 years on her novels continue to be lauded among the best in the English language. Like Shakespeare and Dickens, even if you’ve never read one of her works you are sure to have … 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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OTD: birth of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics

Tweet On this day in 1921 Eunice Kennedy Shriver was born. Inspired by her disabled older sister Rosemary, Eunice founded the Special Olympics, with the aim of providing athletic opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities. The first event was held in … 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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#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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