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SC&A includes manuscripts and archives, medieval to modern; early and finely printed books, and science fiction collections.

Academic Life in the University of Liverpool Archive

The University Archive is a rich resource for accessing the lives of University of Liverpool students of the past.

This exhibition highlights the physical output produced during the course of study at the University of Liverpool, demonstrating all of the hard work which takes the individual from matriculation through to graduation day. The display includes interesting archival material such as lecture notes and large-format drawings from a wide range of subjects, whilst the majority of materials have been drawn from the Records of Graduates (GRD) section of the University Archive.

This physical display accompanies the online exhibition Student Life in the University of Liverpool Archive: an online display which builds a picture of student life at the University of Liverpool from the creation of University College in 1881 and throughout the 20th century.

Watercolour of Michael BottomleyPlan for a dressmakers shop


Physical exhibitions  

Current physical exhibition in SC&A

On exhibition elsewhere

  • Cunard posters are on display in the VG&M exhibition: Travel in Style – Iconic Cunard Advertising in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Alex Wedding, Eddie and the Gipsy, 1935 is on display in the Holocaust Galleries, Imperial War Museum, London
  • Rose Heilbron student notebooks are on display 22 July - December 2023 in the Lancashire Archives exhibition Shaping the Future: Women's Lives in Lancashire 1950-1980 in their brand new exhibition space at Preston

Past physical exhibitions in SC&A