Images for refurbs…

Special Collections is happy to have provided images for refurbishments around the university.  We have been involved in refurbishment projects in Senate House Study Centre, Grace Reeves Study Centre, the Richmond Building (Bristol Students’ Union), Beacon House, Arts & Social Sciences Library, Physics Library, H H Wills Physics Laboratory – and also provided 29 images and arranged their framing, in departments of Classics & Ancient History, English, Religion & Theology, and HUMS administration/staff areas.

More to come?

Senate House Study Centre

Senate House Study Centre

Beacon House

Beacon House

Department of Classics & Ancient History

Department of Classics & Ancient History

Quiet Zone, Arts & Social Sciences Library

Quiet Zone, Arts & Social Sciences Library

Quiet Zone, Arts & Social Sciences Library

Quiet Zone, Arts & Social Sciences Library

Post Graduate Research Room, Arts & Social Sciences Library

Post Graduate Research Room, Arts & Social Sciences Library

H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory

H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory

H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory - detail

H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory – detail

Arts & Social Sciences Library, lobby area

Arts & Social Sciences Library, lobby area

Arts & Social Sciences Library, café

Arts & Social Sciences Library, café

Students Union, Richmond Building

Students Union, Richmond Building

Grace Reeves Study Centre

Grace Reeves Study Centre

Physics Library

Physics Library

Arts & Social Sciences Library, entrance

Arts & Social Sciences Library, entrance

Biscuits of Highest Degree

University Ice Biscuits ¬– First Quality – Superior Ice Biscuits of Highest Degree – Made with Most Modern Machinery.

University Ice Biscuits – First Quality – Superior Ice Biscuits of Highest Degree – Made with Most Modern Machinery.

During the recent half term school holiday to Cornwall we got off the train at Bodmin Parkway and walked two miles through parkland to the National Trust house of Lanhydrock.  A splendid Victorian family house.  Whilst wandering through the sculleries, game larders, luggage rooms, and kitchens I came upon an early twentieth century biscuit tin, which reminded me that work and Bristol are never far away.

Wills Memorial Building was designed by George Oatley and has become an iconic symbol of the University. The WMB was completed in 1925, which helps date the ice cream wafer tin. Special Collections has hundreds of architectural drawings, photographs, etc., relating to the “lantern of the West”.

Wills Memorial Building was designed by George Oatley and has become an iconic symbol of the University. The WMB was completed in 1925, which helps date the ice cream wafer tin. Special Collections has hundreds of architectural drawings, photographs, etc., relating to the “lantern of the West”.

Later on, above stairs in the amazing barrel-ceiling library, I gazed at the fine collection of theological works on display.  A quick visit round the garden and church, then back on the train to Liskeard and more holiday.  Cliffs, beaches, sand castle making, bus rides, discoveries, mist, ancient villages, seal watching, paddling…. and finally the trip home, via Saltash Bridge and Brunel’s Great Western Railway.  See our online archive catalogue for holdings relating to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and start with DM162.

Hannah Lowery, Archivist, Special Collections.