Shared View

A mini introduction to the people behind the scenes Welcome to our Shared View series! Every week we're sharing a mini profile about each of us to give you an insight into who we are and what we do behind the scenes in Eton College Collections. Val Young, Gallery Steward Who are you and what... Continue Reading →

Henry VI: from Progress to Pilgrimage

Whan that Aprill with his shoures sooteThe drighte of March hath perced to the roote,And baythed every veyne in swich licourOf which vertu engendred is the flour;Whan Zephirus eek with his sweete breethInspired hath in every holt and heethThe tendre croppes, and the yonge sonneHath in the Ram his half cours yronne,And smale fowles maken... Continue Reading →

Shared View

A mini introduction to the people behind the scenes Welcome to our Shared View series! Every week we're sharing a mini profile about each of us to give you an insight into who we are and what we do behind the scenes in Eton College Collections. Lucy Cordingley, Exhibitions and Access Co-Ordinator Who are you... Continue Reading →

Fourth of June through the years

The Fourth of June is the occasion when Eton College celebrates the birthday of George III, a great supporter of the school, with a grand festival of speeches, cricket and the procession of boats. 2020 has brought unique circumstances and with these, a unique Fourth of June, as we celebrate from our homes and connect online.... Continue Reading →

Joseph Banks and the Florilegium

The Expedition of the Pacific Ocean on the HMS Endeavour Voyage 1768-1771 Sir Joseph Banks (1743-1820) compiled a small team of people to help him collect and beautifully record botanical samples from around the world under the explorer Captain James Cook on his ship, the Endeavour.   Banksia serrata The Florilegium is a collection of... Continue Reading →

Hippos in the Thames

Now, have you ever seen a Hippo roaming around the UK? Maybe in a zoo perhaps? Well about 130,000 years ago, seeing a Hippo roaming around where your local pond is would have been a common sight to see! The hippopotamus, with the scientific name of Hippopotamus Amphibius, resides in freshwater lakes. These amphibious animals... Continue Reading →

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