Travel Thursday – Hungary and Transylvania

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian Born in Leicestershire in 1808, John Paget studied medicine at Edinburgh University before travelling extensively on the continent (Czigány).  His travelogue, ‘Hungary and […]

Archive Animals – Horses

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian Unsurprisingly, the Special Collections and Museum of English Rural Life Libraries have a number of items relating horses; from journals to artwork, rare […]

In the spotlight: Darwin’s On the Origin of the Species

Written by Erika Delbecque, UMASCS Librarian Today is Darwin Day, an annual event that marks the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. It aims to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and […]

Travel Thursday – The Voyages of the Alceste

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian This week’s Travel Thursday follows the voyages of the ship Alceste as recounted by the ship’s surgeon, John McLeod in his ‘Voyage of His […]

Mary Shelley and Gideon Mantell

Written by David Thomas, UMASCS Graduate Trainee Library Assistant We recently made quite a discovery in Special Collections – a book that had once belonged to Mary Shelley. Shelley’s gothic […]