From the archives: The end of the war and the return of academics to Senate House

The continuous day-and-night occupation with no break at week-ends or holiday times, made routine maintenance difficult. This year’s Bloomsbury Festival takes as a theme the idea of subverting the Ministry of Information as a Ministry of Communication.  We talked in detail about this theme in an earlier post (The Ministry of Communication at #BloomsburyFest 2013).… Continue reading From the archives: The end of the war and the return of academics to Senate House

From the archives: First Aid at the Ministry of Information – J. Hunter Dunn’s First Aid Book

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun – John Betjeman, A Subaltern’s Love Song In preparation for this year’s Bloomsbury Festival we are exploring various documents in the Senate House Library archives that look at Senate House during its occupation as the Ministry of Information. In our previous… Continue reading From the archives: First Aid at the Ministry of Information – J. Hunter Dunn’s First Aid Book

From the archives: University workers conscripted by Ministry of Information

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It will be seen that the requirements of the Ministry over the last seven years, including six most difficult years under war conditions, have been very exacting, and far beyond those of the University in normal times In preparation for this year’s Bloomsbury Festival (15-20 October 2013) the School of Advanced Study have been searching… Continue reading From the archives: University workers conscripted by Ministry of Information

Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

“to evoke a wind that blows through Senate House library, opening books and prompting unexpected stories” ————————————————————————————————————————- This year’s Bloomsbury festival contains a whole raft of events focused on what are, perhaps, the archetypal Bloomsbury institutions: libraries, museums, and archives.  Indeed there is something every day from the Tuesday (15th October) right through to the… Continue reading Literature at #BloomsburyFest 2013: Libraries, Museums, and Archives

From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House

This year’s Bloomsbury Festival (15-20 October 2013) takes a look back and forward with the University of London’s Senate House as its focus.  Built in the 1930s as the second tallest building in London (second only to St Paul’s Cathedral) Senate House soon became home to the newly established Ministry of Information at the outset… Continue reading From the archives: The Ministry of Information moving into Senate House