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New Wilfrid Wilson Gibson Material

During the Christmas holidays I had the pleasure of collecting a major donation of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson material from Mr John Chirgwin. Gibson is one of the Dymock Poets and hails from Hexham in Northumberland, where fate had […]

  Dymock Poets 16 January 2018  

Artists’ Books Collection

The Artists’ Books Collection was established in 1998 following the exhibition Books As Art held at Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery, Cheltenham Town Hall and the Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education’s Pittville Campus. Artists’ Books are created by […]

  Artists' Books 22 December 2017  

Christmas Closure

The Special Collections and Archives will close to enquiries at 6pm on Friday 22 December 2017, re-opening at 10am on Monday 8 January 2018. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our researchers!

  Opening Hours 13 December 2017  

Visit to the John Masefield Society Archive

Last week I visited the John Masefield Society Archive in Ledbury. It is always nice to get out from behind the desk, and having been a fan of Masefield’s The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights since childhood […]

  Gloucestershire Poets Writers and Artists 23 November 2017  

New John Drinkwater material

We recently purchased some new John Drinkwater material to add to our extensive holdings on the Dymock Poets. These plays and speeches were once part of John Drinkwater’s own personal library, and includes a cancelled edition of the […]

  Dymock Poets 26 October 2017  

New Home for Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections and Archives service has moved from Francis Close Hall to Delta Place, where all of our collections are now located. Over the summer we’ve transformed an open-plan office into a repository for the University Archive […]

  General 25 September 2017  

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 […]

  Displays and Events 26 July 2017  

Exciting collaboration with AtoM users

The University of Gloucestershire Special Collections and Archives are currently involved in a project with other AtoM catalogue software users to make our descriptions available on the Archives Hub. Archives Hub brings together catalogues from hundreds of higher […]

  Catalogue 20 February 2017  

Creative Writing students in the archives

Today I had a visit from 2nd year Creative Writing students and their tutor Lania. We looked at material from our Dymock Poets Special Collection and U A Fanthorpe Archive, even listening to an audio recording of Robert […]

  Dymock Poets 13 February 2017  

Beyond the Lecture Theatre Conference

Last month I attended the Beyond the Lecture Theatre conference at the University of Aberdeen. It was both the furthest north I’ve travelled and my first time in the city, and after braving the winds off the North […]

  Displays and Events 9 February 2017