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Are you going to Cheltenham 2024 Poetry Festival? Under the Influence celebrates the works of poets like Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas and Laurie Lee.

https://sca.glos.ac.uk/index.php/ Why not BOOK A VISIT to the university archives to soak up more of their works. PHONE 01242 714851 EMAIL archives@glos.ac.uk

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New Donation to the University Archive

A leather-bound Photo Album circa 1920s depicting St Mary’s students and the Priory Hostel on London Road. The album includes photos of leisure activites like playing tennis, country walking, dancing, camping, beach scenes and graduation. It is inscribed…

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University of Gloucestershire Timeline

A fascinating look at the evolution of the university To see details of all the collections the university holds , see our catalogue https://sca.glos.ac.uk/ Why not take the time to arrange a visit to your university Archives and…

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Celebrating 150 years of Art Education in Gloucestershire

The book titled ‘150 years of Art Education’ was put together by the School of Art, Media & Design at the University of Gloucestershire (designated as a university in 2001). It was intended to indicate the range of…

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Christmas Closure 2023

The Special Collections and Archives will close for the Christmas break on Wednesday 20 December 2023 at 5pm. The service will re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2024 at 1pm If you’d like to visit the Special Collections and…

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University of Gloucestershire staff and students will be reading a selection of works from The Cyder Press books in the chapel at Francis Close Hall on Friday 8 December at 6pm.

but if you are unable to make this reading, or would like to spend more time browsing, Special Collections and Archives hold The Cyder Press collection: https://sca.glos.ac.uk/index.php/the-cyder-press-collection along with the Dymock Poets collection: https://sca.glos.ac.uk/index.php/dymock-poets-special-collection which you can access by appointment

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Little Gem! Memories of a teacher training student, Francis Close Hall campus 1901-1902

This delightful little album, recently donated to the University Archives, contains memories, photos, poems, sketches and notes from friends and well-wishers. It was started by J E Pooley in 1901, when he attended St Paul’s College, and it…

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Alumni David Bryant became an International Lawn and Indoor Bowler

David Bryant studied to become a teacher at St Paul’s College, (a predecessor college of the University of Gloucestershire), and he appears on the St Paul’s student register for September 1953 – June1955 See what you can discover…

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A snapshot in time: two teacher training students from the University of Gloucestershire’s predecessor colleges, St Paul’s and St Mary’s, married in 1849

The university’s Archives were approached by a lady in Australia, who wanted to know if we held in our collections, any records of the early days of the colleges. She had been told that her Great, Great, Great…

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