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Archives and Special Collections

The Archives holds a wealth of fascinating institutional, personal archives and rare prints, dating from the 17th Century to the present day. The collections document the rich history of the College, and provide vital evidence for research in the arts, humanities and social science. See the blogs below to find out more about our collections or follow us on Instagram qmarchives.
 
 
 

Illustration of Octagon Dome design showing names of ancient writers on base of dome EIGHT OCTAGON ANCIENT WRITERS: SOCRATES
11 February 2022

Have you ever ventured into the Octagon, which used to be the Queen Mary library, for meetings or lectures and has your eye started wandering around the room? In doing so your gaze may have rested on the gold plated names etched in the base of the dome. These are the names of eight Greek and Roman philosophers and poets that lived in the ancient world, whose works are still read today. This week the focus is on Socrates. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Illustration of Octagon Dome design showing names of ancient writers on base of dome EIGHT OCTAGON ANCIENT WRITERS: SOPHOCLES
28 January 2022

Have you ever ventured into the Octagon, which used to be the Queen Mary library, for meetings or lectures and has your eye started wandering around the room? In doing so your gaze may have rested on the gold plated names etched in the base of the dome. These are the names of eight Greek and Roman philosophers and poets that lived in the ancient world, whose works are still read today. This week the focus is on Sophocles. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Illustration of Octagon Dome design showing names of ancient writers on base of dome EIGHT OCTAGON ANCIENT WRITERS: PINDAR
28 January 2022

Have you ever ventured into the Octagon, which used to be the Queen Mary library, for meetings or lectures and has your eye started wandering around the room? In doing so your gaze may have rested on the gold plated names etched in the base of the dome. These are the names of eight Greek and Roman philosophers and poets that lived in the ancient world, whose works are still read today. This week the focus is on Pindar. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Illustration of Octagon Dome design showing names of ancient writers on base of dome EIGHT OCTAGON ANCIENT WRITERS: AESCHYLUS
21 January 2022

Have you ever ventured into the Octagon, which used to be the Queen Mary library, for meetings or lectures and has your eye started wandering around the room? In doing so your gaze may have rested on the gold plated names etched in the base of the dome. These are the names of eight Greek and Roman philosophers and poets that lived in the ancient world, whose works are still read today. This week the focus is on Aeschylus. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Illustration of Octagon Dome design showing names of ancient writers on base of dome EIGHT OCTAGON ANCIENT WRITERS: HOMER
14 January 2022

Have you ever ventured into the Octagon, which used to be the Queen Mary library, for meetings or lectures and has your eye started wandering around the room? In doing so your gaze may have rested on the gold plated names etched in the base of the dome. These are the names of eight Greek and Roman philosophers and poets that lived in the ancient world, whose works are still read today. This week the focus is on Homer. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

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