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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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- Jack Mapanje – poet and prisoner of conscience March 21, 2019Within Special Collections and Archives we hold the papers of a number of contemporary poets. One of that number is Malawian poet Jack Mapanje. In 1987 he was imprisoned for 4 years for critical views of the Malawian government expressed … Continue reading →
- 200 years of John Ruskin February 8, 2019February 8th 2019 marks 200 years since the birth of art critic and social thinker John Ruskin (1819-1900). In our collections, substantial letters from Ruskin appear in the Trevelyan (Walter Calverley) Archive (WCT). Sir Walter was a naturalist and landlord … Continue reading →
- The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals January 24, 2019From the Middle Ages until the mid-eighteenth century a wide array of animals were brought to trial in Europe, charged with a range of crimes committed against both humans and other animals. E.P. Evans’ book The Criminal Prosecution and Capital … Continue reading →