Within the Archives Podcast: Teachers

Within the Archives is a podcast series where we look at aspects of Eton College life throughout the decades through our archival collections. This month's podcast discusses Eton's teachers: Assistant Masters, known colloquially as Beaks, are central to a boy’s experience at the school. Teacher's Podcast Teachers podcast transcriptDownload From left to right: Letter from... Continue Reading →

Within the Archives Podcast: Societies

Within the Archives is a podcast series where we look at aspects of Eton College life throughout the decades through our archival collections. Following last months inaugural episode on school exams, this month's podcast discusses Eton's student societies. Societies podcast Societies podcast transcript - FebruaryDownload 1897 Chronicle - Article on the Literary and Scientific Society1933... Continue Reading →

Eton College and the Civil War

View of Eton College from the North, c.1640-60 Eton Collections | FDA-P.411-2010 (etoncollege.com) The conflict most commonly known as the English Civil War(s) lasted from 1642 until 1651, and saw the execution of King Charles I in 1649. It was a conflict fuelled by political and religious differences and led to fundamental questioning of the respective roles... Continue Reading →

Within the Archives Podcast: School Exams

Welcome to the first episode of ‘Within the Archives’, a new podcast series where we look at aspects of Eton College life throughout the decades through our archival collections. This month we start by looking at school exams. School Exams podcast exams-podcast-transcriptDownload An article from the Chronicle on how to avoid Trials (Issue No. 3247,... Continue Reading →

St Andrew’s Day at Eton College

St Andrew's Day traditions viewed through the Eton College Collections St Andrew's Day, celebrated in the Michaelmas half, has become one of the two biggest holidays marked at Eton College, the other being the Fourth of June which takes place in the summer. (In one of Eton's quirks, they are not held on the actual... Continue Reading →

Remembrance in the Collections

This year Remembrance Sunday commemorations will be fairly different to tradition as the nation observes social distancing. Despite restrictions on crowds and gatherings indoors, there are many socially distanced events scheduled to honour the service and sacrifices of the armed forces, and their communities, in conflict. There are a number of holdings in the Eton... Continue Reading →

Eton Boys and Guy Fawkes

My name is Beck Price and I am an Archives Assistant at Eton College Archives. My role involves working on helping to transcribe and catalogue parts of the collection, as well as assisting with the rehousing of objects and general enquiries made to the archives. I will also be helping to contribute more to the... Continue Reading →

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