University of Leicester Homepage, 13 June 1997 (source: Wayback Machine)

Don’t panic, Mary Berry’s Bakewell tart recipe is safe!

It is almost impossible to conduct academic research today without at some stage needing to access information on the internet. For this reason, many researchers will have had experience of consulting websites containing valuable evidence that are there one week and gone the next. The fragile nature of web content has been in the headlines […]

Photo Gallery: Queen Elizabeth II opens the Percy Gee Building, 1958

Photo Gallery: Queen Elizabeth II opens the Percy Gee Building, 1958

Since today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, Special Collections Assistant Ian Swirles has been searching the University Archives for photographs of Her Majesty visiting the University. Among the highlights are a series of images from May 1958, taken when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were on campus to open the Percy Gee Building. […]

A photograph of the Graduation Ceremony at De Montfort Hall in the summer of 1963.

The Archives and Special Collections Internship

By Rebecca Couchman-Crook, Archives Assistant I applied for the Graduate Gateways scheme that the University’s Career Service runs for students who graduated that year, after I had just graduated from Geology. One of the many internships listed was the one offered by the Archives and Special Collections within the Library, which seemed a great fit for me, having […]

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