Round 2 of the Trust’s careers day tour took us to the Hawkshead campus of the Royal Veterinary College on Saturday for the Association of Veterinary Student’s (AVS) Congress. Over 200 students from vet schools far and wide braved the weather (and their hangovers) to attend. They were rewarded with a day crammed full of lectures […]
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‘We embarked on Friday 10th November, but owing to bad weather did not leave L/pool [Liverpool] until 12.30 noon on 12th November’ so reads an entry in a small notebook which is part of one of the treasures of our archives – the Sir Frederick Smith Collection. Smith sailed for South Africa on the 12 November 1899 with […]
One of our ongoing library projects is to catalogue the RCVS Fellowship Theses. The collection spans approximately 120 years and fills more than 20 metres! An interesting thesis, by A. Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer in the Rangoon Municipality, Burma, is entitled ‘The management of slaughter-houses in the East’ and was submitted around 1910. He draws on ten […]
Library staff are busy planning an open day on Friday 3rd February from 10.30 am – 4 pm as part of National Libraries Day (which is on Saturday 4th February). As well as giving all those who come to visit us drinks and nibbles, we will be offering you the chance to have a behind the […]
In the second instalment of our two part post on army horses in the First World War we will take a look at the scale of the operations of the Army Remount Service and in particular the work of the Romsey Remount Depot. The acquisition of horses for the war effort was an enormous operation. In his […]
It has recently been announced that the Wellcome Trust funded project to digitise the veterinary medicine reports that form part of the National Library of Scotland’s India papers collection has been added to the Medical History of British India website. The veterinary collection, which covers the period 1864-1959, contains important material on research into diseases such […]
The popularity of Michael Morpurgo’s book War Horse, the success of the stage adaptation and now the release of Steven Spielberg’s film has brought the role horses played in the First World War to the public’s attention. Joey, the main ‘character’ of War Horse, belongs to Albert, the young son of a farmer. He is […]
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