Special Collections

This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.

Stars of the Show

We are asked fairly regularly if items from Special Collections can be used in television programmes. Recently, the BBC filmed some of the beautiful 18th century red chalk drawings and engravings that William Hunter commissioned for his great work The… Read More ›

Birds, Bees and Blooms

Images from the virtual exhibition Birds, Bees and Blooms are now also available to view as a set on the Library’s Flickr page. The exhibition was originally put together to accompany a display organized for delegates from the British Ecological… Read More ›