Jon Schueler TAGS: | | | | “When I speak of nature I am speaking of the sky. And when I think of the sky I think of the Scottish sky over Mallaig.” The University Art Collection …Continue reading →

There’s no business like show business TAGS: | | | Tiina Lilja recently graduated in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Earlier this year, we acquired two of Tiina’s paintings for the University Art Collection as she was an artist we had been …Continue reading →

New staff member: Stuart Macdonald TAGS: | Library & University Collections has great pleasure in welcoming a new member of staff to its ranks.  We welcome Stuart Macdonald to the position of Research Data Management Service Coordinator, …Continue reading →

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The simple art of reference writing TAGS: | | | | | | As I am now coming to the end of my time in Edinburgh cataloguing the papers of Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson, references aren’t terribly far from my mind! But I …Continue reading →

1940s Dunfermline College of Physical Education: We’ve Found Another One! TAGS: | | | Last week I was having a chat with our conservator Emma Davey who sits at the desk next to mine.  In passing she mentioned that she thought her Grandmother, Bettina, …Continue reading →

‘Towards a better understanding of human relations’ TAGS: | | | This week’s letter from Thomson’s collection comes courtesy of psychologist and psychoanalyst, John Carl Flügel (1884–1955): The letter was one of many sent from eminent psychologists, mathematicians, scientists, and former students …Continue reading →

A few of my favourite things V: a gift from ‘the Polish Teachers in Uniform’ TAGS: | | | | | My favourite item from all the collections I have worked with in the past 10 months is a beautiful album in the Moray House collection.  The album was made for …Continue reading →

‘The old conditions cannot continue, and some new form of political and economic existence must be found’ TAGS: | | | | | All of history seems to be contained in the letters of ordinary people living in extraordinary times.  We may know what backdrop will emerge, but there are seldom enough traces …Continue reading →

The love story of Hector and Andromache… TAGS: | | | | | | Valentines Day.  A wonderful time of year when  we can indulge in levels of cynicism and sarcasm simply unacceptable at any other!  However, here in the archives our hardened hearts …Continue reading →

Gathering Intelligence: A free seminar regarding Thomson’s life and work TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Our Wellcome Trust funded project*, ‘Documenting the Understanding of Human Intelligence: cataloguing and preserving the papers of Professor Sir Godfrey Thomson’, is on course to deliver on all its objectives …Continue reading →

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