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
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 →
Collections Learning school workshop: in focus The Chronicle, January 24, 1941 Did Adolf Hitler actually address the boys of Eton in their own newspaper? No – it was the humorous ramblings of an anonymous boy, but the bombing the author referred to was only too real. Bomb damage, Upper School. Photograph by an Eton boy... Continue Reading →
Every year in November Eton College celebrates St Andrew’s Day with an open day for the families of the students to come and see various events and activities at the school. One of the key events on St Andrew’s Day is the Wall Game match between Collegers (King's Scholars) and Oppidans (the rest of the... Continue Reading →
For our last blog of 2018 we have brought together a series of late 19th and early 20th century images of winter at Eton from the Photographic Archive. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
To celebrate the long-awaited arrival of Spring, we have woven together some objects from the collections in a wreath for Flora, goddess of the season. We include some prints by the Suffolk artist J.G. Lubbock. Here's to the warmer weather!
Welcome to our final blog of the Michaelmas half! We've chosen twelve of our favourite seasonal objects from the Collections, for your festive enjoyment. Merry Christmas!