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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Queen Mary has a long tradition of inaugural lectures. This gallery highlights some of the lectures that took place between 1937 and 1986. It includes, invitations, posters, letters, and photographs of the lecture venues used to deliver the inaugural lectures at both Westfield College and Queen Mary.

 

THE CUB MAGAZINE’S ‘INTRODUCING’ FEATURE

Cub, the Queen Mary College magazine, ran a new feature in November 1949 called ‘Introducing…’ which used satire and caricature to profile members of the Queen Mary community. The profiles tended to feature students who were heavily involved in Student Union activities, and were occasionally written about Union staff members. The gallery shows a selection of the profiles written between 1949 and 1954.

 

ARTS IN THE ARCHIVES:

Arts in the Archives explores the history of English literature, writing and performance at QMUL, highlighting collections held in the archives by focusing on the themes of publication, poetry and performance.

 

THE PEOPLE’S PALACE: PAST AND PRESENT

The People’s Palace: Past and Present reveals the role of the People’s Palace in the community from the 1880s until the 1940s and considers the legacy of the People’s Palace today.

 

REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: HOME FRONT

This special Queen Mary exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 1914.
From 2014 to 2018, across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.
This exhibition explores the human experience of the First World War. The war claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe. It has been called the first real instance of total war.

 

REMEMBERING THE FIRST WORLD WAR: FRONT LINE

This special Queen Mary exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One in 1914.
From 2014 to 2018, across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to mark, commemorate and remember the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.
This exhibition explores the human experience of the First World War. The war claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe. It has been called the first real instance of total war.

 

CURIOSITIES IN THE ARCHIVES

In this exhibition we highlight some of the most curious artefacts and documents in the Archives. The exhibition explores the unusual and unexplained in the institutional records, the Print Collection, and collections of private papers. The artefacts featured date from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods.

 

ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS

This gallery provides an overview of some of the collections held by The Archives.
The Archives hold a wealth of fascinating institutional and personal archives, dating from the 17th century to the present day. Among its varied collections, the Archives hold:
College archives: the institutional records of Queen Mary and Westfield College 1882 to present.

 

CONSTANCE MAYNARD

Constance Louisa Maynard (1849-1935), was a pioneer of women’s education and the first Mistress of Westfield College.
A prolific writer, she kept different diaries to reflect upon the different aspects of her life. In herer ‘Green Book’ diaries, she explored her emotional and spiritual responses to the events of her life. Maynard also wrote a detailed autobiography, which she worked on for over 30 years.

 

CELEBRATING SUCCESS AT QUEEN MARY

This exhibition celebrates the success stories of past and present students of the College. Over the years the College has evolved, with a continuously expanding student body, and progressive teaching and research profile. But throughout the history of the College, some traditions have sustained. Graduation ceremonies, and awards for academic, recreational and social achievement, continue to recognise success.

 

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