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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

Farewell to our Archivist!

Lorna Parker, College/University Archivist for very nearly 13 years, said farewell to us on Friday 6th November 2015. She has seen many changes over those years and as a good … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Archives Display: “RAC/RAU Alumni – Varied and Successful Futures”

Did you know that Jonathan Dimbleby was a RAC student in 1964-65 ? This term the Archivist has prepared a display with the theme “RAC/RAU Alumni  –  Varied and Successful … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment



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