Category Archives: Archives

Play is good for children, tell us something new

Anyone who is subject to enjoys a spot of BBC 5 live radio on a Sunday morning will be familiar with the concept of “not news”, a slot where Al Murray and guests discuss a news story which is effectively not … Continue reading

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New digitised collections available from Kingston University Archives

Just a quick post to promote a new resource available from the Archives Team at Kingston University who have recently launced the ‘Kingston University Archives Digital Collections‘ online.  This new website has been created to showcase items from the University’s … Continue reading

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The “right to be forgotten debate”, and paper archives

When I rifle through a personal archive collection, I often wonder if the creator intended these fragments of themselves to be cast out for the general public, if not the world, to see. The <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27396981″>”right to be forgotten”</a> debate … Continue reading

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‘Life at School: Then & Now’ Archive Workshops

This post was initially featured on our Archive Education blog, found here. When we initially started education outreach within the archives, we expected to work primarily with Key Stage 2 to 4 pupils. However, we’ve had a fair bit of … Continue reading

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How to grow hyacinths

I’m cataloguing the collection of the Pre-school Playgroups Association at the moment. I found this document among some discussing preparations for a conference to take place in 1981. I love the detail provided and found the thought of the branch … Continue reading

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Wise words

[If I were Queen of everything] “My politicians would have history degrees. […] I don’t think you can be truly effective in politics if you don’t have a proper understanding of history […] we form patterns and it’s incredibly difficult … Continue reading

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The importance of the unique

I was listening to the BBC World Service yesterday and an article on the Boston Calling programme made me think about the importance of items that are completely unique.  The programme talked about how a Japanese photography company are travelling to areas affected … Continue reading

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