Chronological list












  • Books To Grace Your Shelves: book design and illustration
  • Shaggy Dog Stories: writers and artists inspired by dogs
  • Gratulerer med dagen!: collections with a Norwegian flavour, to mark the centenary of Norway's independence
  • Join us for a spin around the new Hub!: improvements and new developments in 2005
  • What's in a place-name?: linguists, geographers, and historians who have researched place-names in the British Isles
  • Calendar: twelve previous Collections of the Month features, plus Cyclists' Touring Club calendars
  • Prize Draw Questionnaire: Archives Hub user survey
  • X: general elections in the UK.
  • Sea-Fever: Britain's maritime heritage
  • Botany: botany and botanists.
  • Cor, Blust, Squit!: dialects and vernacular culture.
  • Visions of the Future: Science Fiction authors.




  • Viceroys & Chief Secretaries - the Bodleian Library highlights a group of collections relating to the British government of Ireland
  • Questionnaire - we invited visitors to complete our prize draw questionnaire.
  • The Big Draw - highlighting descriptions with artistic content, as part of "The Big Draw", October 16th - 23rd, 2002.
  • Dirty Linen - domestic science and women's education; the exhibition at the Women's Library ran from 26th September to the 21st December 2002.
  • A Cabinet of Curiosities - some of our more curious collections
  • Collections relating to Sport; the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony was July 25th 2002
  • Science Year; Science Year ran from September 2001 to August 2002
  • Museums and Galleries Month
  • Scottish Brewing Archive, celebrating its 20th anniversary
  • World Book Day; Unesco's World Book Day is on March 14th
  • Collections relating to the scientist Solly Zuckerman (1904-1993)
  • Collections relating to Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796); Burn's Night is January 25th


  • Christmas selection
  • Collections relating to novelist and poet D H Lawrence (1885-1930); exhibition at the University of Nottingham's new D H Lawrence Pavilion
  • Black History Month
  • Papers of Manchester-born, Oscar-winning actor Robert Donat (1905-1958); exhibition at the John Rylands University Library of Manchester
image of penguinEmperor penguin with the steam yacht Discovery. British National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904.
Image copyright Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge