Online Exhibitions

This new online exhibition section is the quarterly successor to the Archive of the Month, which can also be found below. Each term the exhibition will highlight a particular aspect of the history of King’s College. It will use documents from the archives, and discuss the context in which these documents were created.

If you have any queries about the documents, or would like to visit the Archive Centre, please contact the Archivist (tel: 01223 331444; email: archivist@kings.cam.ac.uk).
 


 

Online Exhibitions

The Archive Centre's online exhibition on the King's College Boat Club.
The first part of the Archive Centre's two-part exhibition on C.R. Ashbee.
The Archive Centre's online exhibition on mothers of Kingsmen.
The Archive Centre's online exhibition on Greenford Magna and its rector, Edward Betham.
The Archive Centre's online exhibition on the gardens and grounds of King's.
The Archive Centre's online exhibition on a Royal visit to the College.
Engraving of Simeon by William Finden after a portrait by Sir William Beechey. (KCAC/1/4/Simeon3)
The Archive Centre's online exhibition about Charles Simeon (1759-1836).
The Archive Centre's online exhibition about the organ in King's College Chapel.
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The Archive Centre's online exhibition about the Amalgamation Club.
The Archive Centre's online exhibition about King's College Chapel, up to 1515.

Archive of the Month

For five years, the Archive Centre at King's presented monthly selections of documents from the Archives. These allow you to find out about the history of King's and more generally the history of the times the documents were produced. The Archive of the Month was replaced with a new format of online exhibitions in February 2015. These will be updated less frequently but offer a closer look at the chosen subject.

Thomas Thackeray, candidate for Provostship (Coll Photo 545/1)
December 2014 Archive of the Month
Thomas Brocklebank, former Bursar (Coll Photo 545/86)
November 2014 Archive of the Month
Charles Simeon, former Dean, engraved by William Say after a drawing by John Jackson, 1822 (KCAC/1/4/Simeon/1)
October 2014 Archive of the Month
Ferenc István Dénese Gyula Békássy (KCAC/1/3/6/2/Békássy)
August 2014 Archive of the Month
Signed studio portrait of Rubert Brooke, taken at Rugby by Speight photographers, 1905 (RCB/Ph/23)
June 2014 Archive of the Month
Page of manuscript alterations inserted into 1932 typescript of Maurice (EMF/vol4/1)
May 2014 Archive of the Month
E.M. Forster (left) and T.S. Eliot (right) probably at Virginia Woolf’s home Monk’s House, c.1922.  (EMF/27/349)
April 2014 Archive of the Month
Mark of Matthew Whinn, Notary Public on the admission of James Fleetwood to the Provostship, 1660. (KCAC/2/1/3/210)
February 2014 Archive of the Month
Founder's temporary grant that the Provost be a Justice of the Peace for Cambridge and Cambridgeshire, 18 February 1459. (KC/37)
January 2014 Archive of the Month
Still of chorister singing, taken from ‘Christmas Under Fire’, November 1940. (KCPH/2/16/1)
December 2013 Archive of the Month
James Essex’s reredos. (KCC/627/2. Photographer: Scott and Wilkinson.)
November 2013 Archive of the Month
Photograph of the organ pipes and part of the screen, taken by Edward Leigh for Country Life. (KCC/614)
October 2013 Archive of the Month
‘Old Houses, Kersey’, postcard sent to the First Bursar, 1910. (KCE/298)
September 2013 Archive of the Month
Part of the conveyance of lands in Grantchester, Cottenham and others in Cambridge from the executors of Henry Somer to King’s College.  20 March 1452. (GRA/11)
August 2013 Archive of the Month
Foundation charter by Henry VI, granting lands and privileges to benefit his College of St. Nicholas and Our Lady at Cambridge, 1446. (KC/18)
July 2013 Archive of the Month
Photostat of a cross-section of the furnishings of the Chapel Library, undated, inverted for this website (Coll Photo 1097)
April 2013 Archive of the Month
EM Forster in his College sitting room (taken by Edward Leigh, 1968; EMF/27/861)
November 2012 Archive of the Month
Menu for the Widor Society's 25th Anniversary dinner, 24 November 1962 (KCAS/21/4)
September 2012 Archive of the Month
McBryde's troll
May 2012 Archive of the Month
Bookplate of Ethel Rimington Wilson (c. 1905)
January 2012 Archive of the Month
December 2011 Archive of the Month
Dr George Salt, KC Fellow 1933 (photo: AC Barrington-Brown)
November 2011 Archive of the Month
Henry VII's design for the College (1447-1449)
September 2011 Archive of the Month
King's May Ball 1925 - the morning after
July 2011 Archive of the Month
Plan of the brewhouse of King's College by Richard Woods (undated)
May 2011 Archive of the Month
Postcard from Frank Dingle to his mother (26 July 1907)
March 2011 Archive of the Month
Edward Morgan Llewellyn Forster (1847-1880)
December 2010 Archive of the Month
Dinner in King's College Hall. [c.1900]
November 2010 Archive of the Month
Jerusalem Town Planning Scheme by WH McLean, 1918.
October 2010 Archive of the Month
King's College Fountain floodlit. Photo by E. Leigh. (FRO/14)
August 2010 Archive of the Month
Map of the college from 1688. The map shows the original course of the path from the Back Gate. It runs through what is now the Back Lawn (marked "King's Coll").
June 2010 Archive of the Month
Title page of 16th century catalogue of Kingsmen (KCAC/1/1/11)
April 2010 Archive of the Month
Rebus-letter (WCG/2/6)
March 2010 Archive of the Month
Seal attached to the  Royal Letters Patent of Henry VI, 1442 (KCE/134)
January 2010 Archive of the Month
The pantomime Dossing Dulcie, with Michael Goodliffe (left) as an Immoral Fairy and Brodie Cochrane (right) as a Moral Fairy
December 2009 Archive of the Month
Receipt from James C. Peters in 1857 for repairs to a candlestick, a wine strainer and a cheese scoop. Peters also added a new prong to a fork.
November 2009 Archive of the Month