The opening hours for the Archives Reading Room will be extended from 2014, to provide more opportunity to visit to consult the collections. From 6th January 2014 the new opening hours will be:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm
The Archives Reading Room will be closed on Wednesdays.
An appointment is not necessary but users are advised to contact the archives in advance of their visit to discuss their research.Posted on Tuesday 17 December 2013
- The first computer was installed in Queen Mary in 1968. To see the installation watch a film recorded to mark the occasion.
- Queen Mary staff wrote software for the computer, as described in this article in the Computer Conservation Society Newsletter.
- Queen Mary was a real leader in computer systems research at the time, and later hosted the first UK version of UNIX.
The Archives has been awarded a grant from the Centre for Public Engagement for a collaborative project with the History Department to engage teachers and students from local secondary schools in the meanings of military service. The Project began in September 2013 and will be completed in July 2014.Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013
An alumnus has donated a rare film of Rag Week at Queen Mary College in 1974 to the Archives. The film is available to view on this page, and shows some of the creative ways students raised money for charity almost forty years ago. Raise and Give or RAG continues to this day and covers all of the Union’s fundraising activity. More information is available here.Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013
The Curiosities in the Archives Exhibition can be viewed on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library and online here. In the exhibition we highlight some of the most curious artefacts and documents in the Archives.
The exhibition explores the unusual and unexplained in the institutional records, the print collection, and collections of private papers. The artefacts featured date from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods.Posted on Thursday 24 October 2013
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