Special Collections and Archives


Welcome to the blog for the Special Collections and Archives at the University of Gloucestershire.

Latest posts

We’re Moving

The Special Collections and Archives will be moving from our current location at Delta Place to Hardwick Campus (Admin Centre) in Cheltenham. The service will be closed to all enquiries from Monday 1 April until September when we […]

  Opening Hours 12 February 2019  

January Closure

The Special Collections and Archives will be closed from Wednesday 16 January to Wednesday 30 January, re-opening on Thursday 31 January 2019. If you would like to make an appointment to visit after the closure please email archives@glos.ac.uk

  Opening Hours 10 January 2019  

Christmas Opening Hours

The Special Collections and Archives will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Thursday 20th December (3pm) to Tuesday 1st January inclusive. During the first week of January the service will be open for appointments: Wednesday 2nd January: […]

  Opening Hours 4 December 2018  

Remembrance and Roll of Honour

Our Remembrance display marking 100 years since the end of the First World War is at Francis Close Hall Chapel until Friday 9 November. Staff and alumni from the University have crocheted 264 poppies, one for each of […]

  Displays and Events 8 November 2018  

Public Lecture: ‘Edward Thomas and nature: melancholy, ecstasy and “the strange sweetness”‘ By Dr Anna Stenning

University of Gloucestershire Public Lecture Series Friday 5 October 2018, 6pm, TC001, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ Free entry. Please register via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/edward-thomas-and-nature-melancholy-ecstasy-and-the-strange-sweetness-tickets-49387593622 Following an introduction to the work of the Friends of the Dymock Poets […]

  Displays and Events 11 September 2018  

University saves unique Dymock Poet letters

Special Collections and Archives at the university has secured important letters written by the famous American poet Robert Frost for their Dymock Poets Special Collection. The university, with the aid of grants from Friends of the National Libraries […]

  Dymock Poets 3 August 2018  

Come along to our Dymock Poets cataloguing group

The Special Collections and Archives have teamed up with the Friends of the Dymock Poets to organise a cataloguing group to help access some of our Dymock Poets material in more detail. Meeting once a month, the aim […]

  Dymock Poets 29 May 2018  

Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive

The Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive was donated to the Special Collections and Archives in November 2017. It includes over 80,000 photographic stills and negatives from the ITN corporate press archive, documenting national and international news. It […]

  ITN Archive 1 May 2018  

Easter Opening Hours

The Special Collections and Archives will be open during the following days of the Easter break: Monday 26 March 9am – 5pm Tuesday 27 March 9am – 5pm Wednesday 28 March – Closed Thursday 29 March – Closed […]

  Opening Hours 12 April 2018  

New Special Collections and Archives Internships

There are currently three new internship opportunities in the Special Collections and Archives. University of Gloucestershire students can apply for these via the Future Plan portal: Independent Television News (ITN) Stills Archive Internship x2 The ITN Stills Archive […]

  Future Plan 12 February 2018