Explore Your Archive Week!

This week is Explore Your Archive Week. 

Can you say “I’ve Archived”?  Here’s some nostalgic, surprising and dramatic images from our institutional past selected by our archivist, Anna Delaney.

When you have too many friends to fit in one photograph! Annual reunion of ex-students of Portsmouth Training College May 1939.

College photos (in two halves)

Here are some of the more unusual items to have found their way into the University Archive (Anthea Turner and Tim Vincent’s signatures have faded!)

Surprising items from the Archive, including a signed Blue Peter leaflet, judge's gavel and other paraphernalia.

Cycle race at our old Milton Campus in the 1990s. Foster Hall can be glimpsed in the background.

Cycle race

This image shows one of our old student societies Portsmouth Municipal College Marine Club on a trawling expedition in the early 1930s.

Students sailing
If you would like to find out more about the almost 150-year history of the University,or how to research the history of the local area please get in touch with the archivist Anna Delaney who will be happy to help.


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