An exhibition of material from the literary archives and collections of printed books held by the University of Nottingham, highlighting the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures to be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.
Seventy years after India gained independence, an exhibition at Nottingham Lakeside Arts reveals the acts of resistance that shaped the British Empire in India, based on Manuscripts and Special Collections’s extensive archives on colonial India.
A free lunchtime talk in connection with Manuscripts and Special Collections’ latest exhibition, Weather Extremes: Making and breaking records in Nottinghamshire.
Have a go at creating your own bird or bug mobile, design your own insect, try to solve our fiendishly difficult ‘muddle puzzles’ or learn more about Nottinghamshire’s famous naturalist with a guided tour of the Francis Willughby exhibition currently hosted by the Manuscripts and Special Collections department.
Professor Tim Birkhead, ornithologist and author, examines the way Francis Willughby changed how we study birds in what is effectively the most important and exciting transition in the history of ornithology.
Manuscripts and Special Collections is holding an open day on Friday 9 September to celebrate ten years at King’s Meadow Campus, featuring displays of some of our archives and rare books, competitions, and goodies to take away.
Mountain precipices, erupting volcanoes, battles, malaria and the ever-present danger of social failure: travel on the eighteenth-century Grand Tour could be unpleasantly hazardous. Join Sarah Goldsmith (University of York) to explore why Grand Tourists risked such dangers. Could these perils ever be more than a dangerous nuisance?
There will be a private viewing for Manuscripts and Special Collections’ new exhibition, Grand Tourists and Others.
Ageing is a process that will affect us all. Throughout human history we have tried to slow down and even reverse the effects of ageing. Dr James Stark (Research Fellow, Leeds Humanities Research Institute) will explore how and why a wide range of anti-ageing technologies and products gained popularity in the 20th century, how our understanding of ageing and youth has changed and reflect on what it means to age.