Over the past few weeks we have been selecting engravings and photographs from the Archives and have now prepared a display with a collection of images of the Royal Agricultural University (formerly Royal Agricultural College).
The images of the University buildings and campus views show their development from the 19th century to more recent times. The display also includes aerial images and night views.
There are some notable differences between the University today and the 19th century images. For instance where the Stroud Road parking space is today there was a much greener space, and early engravings show the front of the University before the avenue of trees was planted and cattle are still grazing on the lawn. At times the front of the University/College has been covered with ivy, too.
We think these photos provide a fascinating insight into the history of the RAU/RAC’s development.
The display can be seen as you enter the library (on your right).