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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.
 
 
 

Bust of Byron in the Octagon EIGHT OCTAGON POETS: LORD BYRON
7 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 several busts clinging to the edge of life on the balcony, looking down on us. This week the focus is on Lord Byron. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Bust of Scott in the Octagon EIGHT OCTAGON POETS: SIR WALTER SCOTT
17 December 2021

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 several busts clinging to the edge of life on the balcony, looking down on us. This week the focus is on Sir Walter Scott. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Bust of Wordsworth in the Octagon EIGHT OCTAGON POETS: WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
10 December 2021

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 several busts clinging to the edge of life on the balcony, looking down on us. This week the focus is on William Wordsworth. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Bust of Johnson in the Octagon EIGHT OCTAGON POETS: SAMUEL JOHNSON
3 December 2021

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 several busts clinging to the edge of life on the balcony, looking down on us. This week the focus is on Samuel Johnson. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

Bust of Dryden in the Octagon EIGHT OCTAGON POETS: JOHN DRYDEN
26 November 2021

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 several busts clinging to the edge of life on the balcony, looking down on us. This week the focus is on John Dryden. A series by Special Collections Information Assistant Anne Marie McHarg.

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