Currently on exhibition
Our exhibition Imperial designs: technology and empire in the 19th century is now open in the Maughan Library's Weston Room and runs until Saturday 14 December 2013.
For further details visit the current Maughan Library exhibition page.
Maureen Duffy at 80
Currently on display in the King's building foyer is Maureen Duffy at 80. It explores the career of the poet, playwright and novelist, Maureen Duffy, who celebrates her 80th birthday in October 2013, and who is an alumna and fellow of King’s College London. It illustrates King’s when she was an English student during the 1950s, and highlights her contribution to literary life at the College.
English Literature was taught at King’s College from its opening in 1831, and current partner institutions include the Globe Theatre and the Royal Society of Literature. Numbered among literary alumni at King’s or its constituent colleges are Virginia Woolf, Somerset Maugham, Arthur C Clarke, Derek Jarman and Anita Brookner.
The display supports King’s Arts & Humanities Festival 2013, entitled ‘Being Human’, which runs from 11-25 October. For further information on Maureen Duffy’s papers and the other, contextual, material in the display, please visit the Archives’ web pages: www.kcl.ac.uk/archives. .
Maureen Duffy at 80 is on display in the exhibition cabinets in the foyer of the main King's building in the Strand which is open to the public.
A day of celebration of Maureen Duffy’s extraordinary range of achievements, her 80th birthday, and the launch of her latest work, the novel In Times Like These, is taking place at King’s College London on 6 December 2013.
Celebrating DNA is a display cabinet filled with items from the College Archives illustrating the crucial work done in x-ray crystallography at King's College London in the early 1950s by Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin along with their colleagues. This led directly to the discovery of the helical structure of DNA. The items can be viewed in a display cabinet on the first floor of the main King's building at the Strand.
Additional displays of matter from the College Archives are on view in the Senior Common room and foyer of the Physics department offices. Access to these areas is controlled.
Online exhibition pages authored by Archives and Special Collections staff give a good idea of the breadth of subject matter our collections cover and the quality of images we can make available. Increasingly, the exhibitions we create are supplemented by online exhibitions to make content accessible to those unable to visit in person.
Archive and Special Collections Exhibitions
New online exhibition
Byron & politics: 'born for opposition' is now available to view online. This online exhibition recreates an exhibition held in the Weston Room, Maughan Library, King’s College London (24 June - 25 September 2013). Jointly mounted by the John Murray Archive of the National Library of Scotland and the Foyle Special Collections Library of King’s College London.