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Newcastle University Special Collections

Special Collections Robinson Library Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HQ United Kingdom
+44 (0) 191 208 7712
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The Reading Room is open from 9.30 a.m – 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.

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Collections can be browsed on the Special Collections webpages alternatively more detailed listing for certain archive collections are available via Archives Hub.
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  • “Unite, persevere, and be free.” August 29, 2019
    The consequences of the Napoleonic Wars (1815) and the effects of the Corn Laws (tariffs and trade restrictions designed to keep grain prices high) were keenly felt in the north of England: there was famine and chronic unemployment. Furthermore, despite … Continue reading →
  • 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing July 20, 2019
    On the 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first people to walk on the moon after the successful landing of spacecraft ‘Eagle’ on the surface of the moon a few hours earlier. The landing ended the ‘Space … Continue reading →
  • Contemporary Poetry Collections: Poets and their Archives July 11, 2019
    To coincide with ‘Transformations: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019‘, which ran from 1st-4th May 2019, Special Collections and Archives showcased Contemporary Poetry Collections: Poets and their Archives, using material from our recently acquired and catalogued contemporary poetry archives. Material from the … Continue reading →