Tag: history

Doctor Who’s regenerating – in more ways than one…


The casting of a new Doctor is actually a reflection of the intended audience, writes Beth Carr. Months of speculation and waiting ended at the weekend: not only did Federer win Wimbledon in straight sets but the identity of the next Doctor in Doctor Who was revealed. A hood was dropped and the secret of […]

Name for New Library Centre Announced


On the 11 January 2017, the name for the new library centre was finally announced. After months of deliberation Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, and SU President Natasha Barrett announced, via a live stream on the student intranet, that the centre will be called the ‘Emily Wilding Davison Building’. With the founding institutions of both Royal […]

Exhibition in commemoration of Royal Holloways suffrage history


The suffragette campaign swept through Britain in the late 18th century in demand for greater gender equality and the expansion of the political franchise to women. This year marks the release of the motion picture ‘Suffragette’, and a growing recognition for the campaign of rights for women. The ‘Suffrage at Royal Holloway’ exhibition in early […]

Egham Museum to re-open with £40k funding from Runnymede Council


Following heavy torrential rain in mid August, Egham Museum has been closed for over a month due to flooding. However after just over a month of closure, the museum may soon re-open once a new curator is found. Egham Museum is a free entry historical exhibition museum which includes various exhibitions – the most popular […]

Founders Building Architect’s Cottage To Be Demolished


The cottage of William Crossland, architect of Royal Holloway’s iconic Founders Building, is set to be demolished in order to make room to build the new library. Opponents of the demolition say that the cottage, which currently houses the Santander branch, and is situated next to the college shop and laundry, is notionally protected by […]