Category Archives: Archives

‘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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Protest and campaigning in the archive

IOE students protest, c1970s A new exhibition can be found in the IOE foyer covering the subject of protest and campaigning in the archive. Collections held at the IOE archive include various examples of individuals and groups who have lead … Continue reading

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Archives Hub collection highlights – women in education at the IOE

This month the Archives Hub, a gateway to archive collections across the country, is featuring an article by our ex-colleague Kathryn H which highlights our resources on women in education. The Archives Hub enables researchers to search the contents of archives from over … Continue reading

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Trick or treat?

Anyone for some Kidney’s Shiraz? No, how about some Witches Froth then? If I had to pick one of the Halloween themed recipes from this 1978 Gloucester School calendar I think I’d play it safe and stick with the  gingerbread!  This … Continue reading

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Meta-morphosis: wrestling with Eprints and Calm

Our customisation of Eprints is now tentatively underway. I expected this to be difficult, but didn’t think it would be as hard as it is proving. I was warned that Eprints is notoriously badly documented. There is a Wiki, but … Continue reading

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New collection guide and gallery – Papers of Sir Fred Clarke

I just finished a new guide on the collection of Sir Fred Clarke, former Director of the IOE. The collection provides an insight into Clarke’s educational interests and ideologies, while also painting a picture of family life for an academic … Continue reading

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