The Archives holds a wealth of fascinating institutional, personal archives and rare prints, dating from the 17th Century to the present day. The collections document the rich history of the College, and provide vital evidence for research in the arts, humanities and social science.
Arts in the Archives: Macbeth performance

Arts in the Archives explores the history of English literature, writing and performance at QMUL. Highlighting collections held in the archives by focusing on the themes of publication, poetry and performance.

Student written poem ‘A new kid of sonnet’ in ELC Magazine, March 1929.

The Globe Road Poetry Festival take place from 13th-15th November on and around QMUL’s Mile End Campus. This three-day festival celebrates the diversity of poetic traditions both locally and globally. A variety of free performances, workshops, poetry slams and exhibitions will take place exploring this year’s theme of translation and technology.

Rowing, men's coxed eight 1970s-1990s

With the start of the new academic year comes the inevitable task of deciding which clubs and societies to join; from sports clubs like rowing, hockey, rugby or rock climbing, to music, academic, cultural, and faith societies. These clubs are joined by more recent additions such as the Lego society or Game of Thrones society. With so many options there is something for everyone.

People's Palace Technical Schools day school c1900

International Youth Day takes place annually on the 12th August.  Founded in 2000 by the United Nations, the day is dedicated to raising awareness of youth issues and the challenges faced by the world’s youth. Bringing youth voices to the fore, it encourages them to take action with a different theme discussed each year such as mental health, climate change or civic engagement.

Tower Hamlets Mayor John Snooks and staff at Mayfield House Laundry, 1993

An exhibition and a programme of free events have been put together by Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives to mark the 50th anniversary of the local authority.

The exhibition #50TH: Half a century of Tower Hamlets is open now and runs until the 6th August 2015. It features the collections held at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives to commemorate the anniversary of the contemporary borough.  

The free events run until the 4th July including guided walks and tours of historic local places.