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It’s Sir Percy’s birthday!

Today we celebrate the anniversary of Sir T. Percy Nunn’s birthday for he was born on 28th December 1870 – the year in which the 1870 Education Act which promised a national education system was passed. Thomas Percy Nunn was … Continue reading

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The Christmas Box

The tradition of having a Christmas tree goes back to the early1800s when Queen Charlotte (queen to George III) set up the tradition of having a candle-lit tree, with presents and ribbons hanging on the branches inside the palace at Windsor. Soon after this, the idea of the Christmas box which children could open on Christmas Eve started. The two soon became familiar rituals in the homes of many well-to-do families. Continue reading

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The Angela W. Little Collection of Education in Sri Lanka

In keeping with the theme of international education research at the UCL Institute of Education Library, this post highlights the acquisition of a new collection in our Special Collections – the Angela W. Little Collection of education in Sri Lanka. … Continue reading

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IOE Library’s Special Collections Advent Calendar 2016

Although Advent officially began on 27th November this year, I am publishing the Special Collections Advent calendar today in the run up to Christmas. Over the next 25 days, starting today 1st December, you will get some information about each of … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a collection by its title

You could potentially be missing out on a great read or an entertaining DVD if you find the name ‘Education in Literature Collection’ off putting. The criteria for inclusion in the Collection is ‘novels, poetry, plays and DVDs about the … Continue reading

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A visit to the House of Lords: Teas, Tours and Policy Papers

We are justly proud of our Official Publications Collection here at the Library; our print holdings reflect the development of state education policy since the nineteenth century and of course we continue to preserve and protect born digital government publications through our … Continue reading

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More than just a number (Part 2): Making Administrative Memoranda discoverable

  Back in January I wrote a post  about the work that we have been doing to improve the discoverability of items within our Official Publications collection. That post demonstrated how we used digitisation techniques to unlock the content of some … Continue reading

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Shakespeare in the schoolroom – selected texts from the IOE’s Special Collections

Today is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  To commemorate the event, UCL Library Services have an exhibition Fair play and foul: connecting with Shakespeare in the Main Library.  The exhibition aims to bring together historical resources connected with Shakespeare and learning … Continue reading

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More than just a number: bringing the content of Circulars to the surface

I would fully understand if you thought that it’s nigh-on impossible to be enthusiastic about Departmental Circulars; however I’m hoping that that by the end of this post you might share some of the excitement that I feel following the … Continue reading

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An Advent Calendar highlighting our Special Collections – just for you!

Although Advent officially began on 29th November this year, I am publishing the Special Collections Advent calendar today in the run up to Christmas.   Over the next 25 days, you get some information about the historical materials held in the Newsam … Continue reading

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