Have you seen the new exhibition from the Archives Team at De Montfort University? The exhibition takes a chronological look at prospectus design for the college and later university from 1897 to the present. There are some interesting hairstyles (no prizes for guessing which decades these are from!) and some interesting design concepts over time. I wonder how people in 100 years time will appreciate the more recent prospectus showcased in the exhibition?
You can also follow their blog, which includes a regular ‘Object of the Week’ and details of the Archives and Arts collection, as well as their new Heritage Centre built around the arches which are all that remain of the medieval Church of the Annunciation, where the remains of the late Richard III were displayed for two days after his death at Bosworth in 1485.
I visited the Centre just over a week ago, and can recommend it if you are in Leicester, it really gives a new perspective on the common misconceptions about the “old polytechnic” universities.