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About us

Our collections comprise of the University’s own institutional archive, including our predecessor colleges and the British and Foreign School Society which date back to 1795, as well as a range of subject-specific collections with particular strengths in transport history and the Channel Tunnel, working-class autobiographies, poetry and Shakespeare.

We are currently based in the Library within the Bannerman Centre.

We manage, preserve, collect and make available for research our collections both internally and externally.  Please see Using Archives and Special Collections and catalogue for further information.  You can also contact us via

Donating items to us

If you have any papers, staff or student magazines, departmental handbooks, photos or other items relating to Brunel or its predecessor colleges, that you no longer require and think ought to be preserved in the archive, or material that relate to our special collections, please do get in touch. 

Please email  Please note that we do not accept loans.