In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele we would like to commemorate the brave students, alumni and staff from Borough Road College who fought and died in this battle.
With Canada celebrating 150 years of existence as country on 1 July 2017, we thought we would take the opportunity to highlight material we have on Canada as part of our BFSS Foreign Correspondence.
International Women's Day 2017
Spotlight on the Murray Book Collection for World Book Day 2017
On Friday 11th November 2016 staff and students came together on campus to commemorate Armistice Day.
In the early nineteenth century the city of New York had a population of c. 75 000, constantly being increased by immigration. The social conditions bore a strong similarity to those in Southwark, London, where Lancaster had opened his first school.
We’re marking Black History month with the story for Thomas Jenkins, an early 19th century alumnus of Borough Road College, who overcame racial prejudice and taught in Scotland, London and Mauritius.
With Wimbledon well underway and Andy Murray through to the semi-finals, we thought we would get into the swing of things and look back at some tennis photos from our predecessor colleges: Borough Road (BRC), Saffron Walden and Stockwell College.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme, we would like to highlight ten brave students and alumni from Borough Road College who fought and died in this battle.
Belgian refugees welcomed at Maria Grey College Kindergarten, WW1.
As part of Brunel’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, Brunel University London Archives is delighted to announce the launch online of our archive catalogue.
Between 1960 and 1978 Brunel had a mascot called Isambardina, affectionately known as Izzy, a 6 foot tall, 10 foot long Brontosaurus.
In celebration of World Book Day we thought it fitting to highlight three of the book collections held in the University Archives: the Salmon Collection, the Murray Collection and the Saffron Walden Book Collection.
We have now completed the transcription of a list of the male students who attended BRC 1810-1916.
Welcome to the Brunel University Archives Advent Calendar.
Each day we will be revealing a new item from our archive collections to get everyone in the festive spirit.
The Archives staff were delighted to read that Brunel’s Department of Education recently distinguished itself in its Ofsted inspection. After all, Brunel University London is a direct descendant of some of the earliest and most progressive teacher training colleges in England.
A look at the Archives contribution to the Discovery Trail for the University's 50th anniversary celebrations.
A look back at student life at Borough Road College in the late 19th and early 20th century.
With the Rugby World Cup starting at the weekend and Brunel University London having hosted the Webb-Ellis Trophy and the French Squad in preparation for their game against Italy, we thought it might be interesting to look back at the University’s contributions to the sport.
Atiya Fyzee [also known as Atiya Begum], came to Maria Grey College from India in 1906-07, aged c. 30. Although Atiya did not complete her studies due to ill health, she went on to devote herself to promoting female education.
Supporter of women’s suffrage and co-founded “Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage”.
Writer, philosopher and advocate of women’s rights.
Writer, political activist and first female sociologist who championed women’s rights.
The Archives hold a letter to the BFSS from Elizabeth Fry's daughter Katherine regarding educating females in India.
In 1799, Hannah More published a treatise on women’s education, Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education with a View to the Principles and Conduct of Women of Rank and Fortune. Brunel University Archives hold 2 copies of this work.
Currently the Eastern Gateway Building is hosting a visit from the 4 piece artwork entitled “Magna Carta Women” by artist Tracy Satchwill.
The Archives News will provide an insight into the wonderful collections that we look after, and the work involved in managing them.
A transcript of the first register of female students who attended Borough Road Teacher Training College is now available online.
Following on from our previous news item about the 1897 British Schools list, we thought it would be interesting to tell you about the British School Museum in Hitchin, whose 1837 Monitorial Schoolroom is the only one of its kind left in the world.
The University’s new Supplemental Charter is now on display in the Auditorium of the Eastern Gateway Building.
Brunel University London Archives are pleased to announce that a fully searchable transcript of the 1897 list of British Schools is now available online.
To get into the Christmas spirit we have been looking through the archives to find festive items.
The archives hold a 1931 edition of The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore, which includes illustrations by the famous English book illustrator, Arthur Rackham.
The glorious month of moustachioed men is back: Movember!
Brunel Archives launch First World War Profiles
Brunel students Ginny Dawe-Woodings and Sara Brimble volunteered with us here in the archives during their history degrees.
2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. Around the world people have marked the event in their own ways - through memorials and exhibitions. Brunel is no different.
The British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) have ‘gifted’ their archive to the University.
Well we do! You may not have heard of us because until Dec 2011 we were still at the (increasingly wild) Runnymede campus.
The Archives staff are Mandy Mordue (Head of Archives and Records Management), Phaedra Casey (Archivist) and Ruth Armstrong (Archives and Records Assistant).