New Exhibition: Academic life in the University of Liverpool Archive

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce that a new display is available to view on the ground floor Grove Wing of the Sydney Jones Library, from September 2021 to January 2022.

  • Oscar Wilde poem
  • Chemistry text and drawing of flask
  • Anatomical drawing of horses heart
  • Anatomical drawing of horse
  • Drawing of Llandudno
  • Drawing of the Mersey Tunnel

The University Archive is a rich resource for accessing the lives of University of Liverpool students of the past.

This exhibition highlights the physical output produced during the course of study at the University of Liverpool, demonstrating all of the hard work which takes the individual from matriculation through to graduation day. The display includes interesting archival material such as lecture notes and large-format drawings from a wide range of subjects, whilst the majority of materials have been drawn from the Records of Graduates (GRD) section of the University Archive.

This physical display accompanies the online exhibition ‘Student Life in the University of Liverpool Archive’: a display which builds a picture of student life at the University of Liverpool from the creation of University College in 1881 and throughout the 20th century.

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