Special Collections: 50 Things

Do you have a favourite library resource? A favourite part of the building? Something you’ve always wanted to know about what we have?

To tie in with the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Special Collections are showcasing the Library by running a blog series of 50 Library objects that tell us about the building, holdings, and services. We are producing one post on the Special Collections blog every Friday for fifty weeks during 2016; you can also follow the series on Twitter via #BrunelLibrary50objects

From the first 18 posts you can learn many things, including these:

How old is our oldest book?


Who designed the Library building?


How the Thames Tunnel originally looked


Library resources from A to Z


How the Channel Tunnel might help, or hinder, Britain in wartime


The history of dragons


How notation was developed to enable analysis of lacrosse matches


How best to enjoy train journeys


 Why not have a look?

If you have an idea for something you’d like to see on the blog, or you’d like to write a post for it, please contact Brunel University Library Special Collections 




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