For those who find themselves square pegs confronted with only the roundest of holes, the example of the poet Shelley offers reassurance that the way to greatness does not lie along the paths of compliance and conformity. Unhappily, however, his reputation as one of the greatest Romantic poets did not evolve until after his premature... Continue Reading →
This article was written by Eleanor Hoare, College Archivist, for the History of Education Society, and was first published by them on the 29th April 2020 at historyofeducation.org.uk/education-education-education-500-years-of-learning-at-eton-college/ It builds on an earlier exhibition of the same name, curated by Eleanor for the Tower Gallery in 2016-17. Images from this exhibition have been used to... Continue Reading →
Roderick Maclean attempted to take the life of Queen Victoria in 1882. This was one of several attempts of its kind made throughout her sixty-three year reign. It remained merely an attempt, in part due to the swift actions of two Eton boys: Gordon Wilson and Leslie Murray Robertson. Published register entries for Wilson and... Continue Reading →
What's in a name? Read about Sophia Angelo, one of Eton's longest-serving Dames in this blog by Eleanor Hoare, College Archivist #ExploreYourArchive #PhotographicArchive #NationalArchives #ArchivesAugust
Towards the end of January, I took my first steps into School Yard as the new Graduate Trainee Archives Assistant. Throughout the next eight months, I gained invaluable experience of what it takes to be an archivist. COLL TD 06 (Title Deed) I was excited to get started on my two main cataloguing projects, the... Continue Reading →
Travel to Ancient Egypt in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
Travel to Ancient Greece in this Antiquities double-bill, where we explore the ancient world through selected objects in the Museum of Antiquities and in the exhibition Ancient Beings.
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 →
In these strange times we have been looking for new ways to 'gather' friends together, and it has highlighted the human urge to keep in contact with others, something with many more possibilities now, than there would have been a decade or two ago. Bronze of Moelwyn Merchant, by Bryan Ellery. Image from 'Moelwyn Merchant,... Continue Reading →
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 →