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Miltonian Guild visit

The Royal Agricultural University and the Library welcomed the Miltonian Guild group (13 visitors) on Thursday 17 May. The aim of the group’s visit was to find out information about … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

The RAC/RAU during WWI (1914-1918)

The new Archives display for the 2nd semester is dedicated to the RAC/RAU during WWI (1914-1918). From 1914 to 1922 the Royal Agricultural College closed its usual business and the … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Notable Women in Science at the RAC/RAU

On International Women’s Day 2018 we decided to write about two ground-breaking women lecturers at this institution that deserve to be more widely known. We know from Archives records that … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

The University Shield and Crest: past and present

Arvorum Cultus Pecorumque’ “The Cultivations of the Field and of beasts” Virgil’s Georgics Book 4 line 559   The Royal Agricultural University or RAU (previously known as the Royal Agricultural … Continue reading

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Arthur Young – Agriculturalist and Traveller

“God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.” ― Arthur Young   In our new display you will meet one of the first … Continue reading

August 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

University of Bath visit to RAU Library

On Wednesday 14th of June, twenty library staff from the University of Bath visited our library as part of their staff development programme. They were interested in finding out more … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

“May Ball” Library Display

Did you know that back in 1949-50 the RAU May Ball had a different name? In the Royal Agricultural College Journal it is referred to as the “Summer Term Dance”. … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

RAU (former RAC) Views Through the Ages!

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 … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Historical books about Trees

  As you may be aware the RAU library maintains a notable collection of catalogued historical books. In our recent glass display cabinet in the library we are now displaying … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment



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