Category: University History

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…

Heritage Open Days 2017

We’re excited to announce that this year the University of Gloucestershire will again take part in Heritage Open Days, a national initiative that sees places of historic interest open their doors to the public for free. On Sunday 10th…

Remembrance Roll of Honour

For anyone who missed the Roll of Honour display at Park Campus last Friday, it is now available to view in the Special Collections and Archives (QU024) at Francis Close Hall. This year’s display documents those who perished…

New Internship Opportunities

There are currently two new internship opportunities on offer in the Special Collections and Archives. These are open to University of Gloucestershire students and you can apply via the Future Plan portal on the student/ MyGlos homepage. University Archive…

600th donation added to the special collections and archives catalogue!

The 600th donation to the University Archive was added to the online catalogue this morning. It forms part of the Miscellaneous Donations or “D-Number” collection, being material donated to the University Archive by former students and staff members….

National Sporting Heritage Day

Today is National Sporting Heritage Day, and by coinsidence Special Collections and Archives staff have been researching photographs of our sports teams from the First World War era for our Students’ Union. Here are some of the images…

1925 School of Art film footage

The Old Cheltenham Twitter account (@Old_Cheltenham) recently shared this piece of film footage showing Cheltenham School of Arts and Crafts students in 1925. They can be seen re-enacting scenes from Noah’s Ark dressed in fabulous animal costumes. https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/0x4dK6Ti0Wg&source=uds The School went…

Heritage Open Days

     The University of Gloucestershire will be taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days event. Special Collections and Archives staff will be hosting tours of our historic Francis Close Hall campus on Friday 12th September,…

Archive Item of the Month – August 2014

Cheltenham Training College Football Team 1894 (Archive Reference UA36/7/2) In a tribute to the start of the football season next weekend our item of the month is a photograph of the Cheltenham Training College football team from 1894….

Old Students Association Biennial Reunion: 19th – 20th July 2014.

As part of their biennial reunion, a number of ex – students descended on Francis Close Hall campus archive collection with the purpose of reminiscing about their younger years and re – joining with old (but not forgotten)…