Special Collections

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

March 1st marks the birthday of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812 –1852), the London-born architect, designer, artist and critic. Today Pugin is remembered for his role in championing the Gothic Revival style. From the Houses of Parliament to Alton Towers,… Read More ›

“It’s behind you!

The national theatre of Scotland is pantomime. actor/director Lewis Casson, speaking in the 1920’s For those unfamiliar with the concept of pantomime here is the dictionary definition: “a kind of play performed at Christmas time characterized by farce, music, lavish… Read More ›


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