Simon Armitage – translating Gawain
Notes and drafts for Simon Armitage's translation of 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' show how his working practices evolved as he worked on the poem.
Walking Home with Simon Armitage
In 2010 Simon Armitage spent 19 days walking the 256 mile Pennine Way as a 'modern troubadour'. This online resource presents archive material relating to the walk and creation of Walking Home, held by Special Collections.
The Bragg notebook
Explore the notebook in which William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg recorded the results of their Nobel prize-winning experiments carried out in the summer of 1913.
Brontë family manuscripts: an introduction
Francis O'Gorman, Professor of Victorian Literature at the University of Leeds, introduces the Brontë family manuscripts, part of the original Brotherton Collection.
The letters of Branwell Brontë
Explore the Brotherton Collection of letters written by Branwell Brontë.
The Brotherton Ovid
Learn about the remarkable Brotherton Collection copy of the works of Ovid, printed in Parma in 1477. Discover who owned the books, and who might have added the hundreds of marginal annotations and colourful illustrations.
Denis ApIvor - Modernist composer
An in-depth look at the life of composer Denis ApIvor (1916-2004) and the collection of his manuscript scores held in Special Collections.
Juliette Drouet letters to Victor Hugo
Discover highlights from the collection of over 400 letters written to Victor Hugo by Juliette Drouet held in Special Collections.
The Freemantle Collection
Guide to the Freemantle Collection in the Leeds University Special Collections and the significant materials that can be found within.
The Gregory Fellowships
A history of the Gregory Fellowships in Poetry, Painting, Scuplture and Music at the University of Leeds.
Tony Harrison – Writing 'Them & [uz]'
Trace the development of Tony Harrison's poem 'Them & [uz]' through the series of evolving drafts contained in the pages of one of his notebooks.
Rudolf Laban his life and work
Rudolf Laban's life as told through archives in Leeds University Special Collections.
Notable people linked with the University of Leeds and its Library.
Leeds Poetry 1950-1980
A joint project between the School of English and Leeds University Library bringing together the work of poets at the University of Leeds between 1950-1980.
Literary Gothic in Special Collections
An introduction to the history of Gothic Fiction, through books and manuscripts in Special Collections at the University of Leeds Library.
Medieval illuminated manuscripts
Explore digitised images of medieval manuscript illumination. Find out more about the significant provenances of the manuscripts, and how they came to the University of Leeds Library.
Menasseh ben Israel, rabbi, scholar, philosopher, diplomat and Hebrew printer, 1604-1657
Explore the work of Menasseh Ben Israel, rabbi, scholar, philosopher, diplomat and Hebrew printer, through books in the Cecil Roth Collection.
Poetry and Audience
Exploring the evolving design of the pioneering Poetry and Audience magazine. An online exhibition from Special Collections at Leeds University Library.
Recipes of Christmas Past
View examples from books in the University of Leeds Cookery Collection illustrating the stories behind some traditional Christmas dishes, and look at the variety of ways in which people have celebrated Christmas over the centuries.
Shakespeare's First Folio
Use this resource to explore the University of Leeds Brotherton Collection digital First Folio, to find out more about the significance of the book, and the history of this particular copy.
Utopia: Crafting the Ideal Book
Thomas More’s novel Utopia was first published in Latin in 1516. Famous for it's playful account of an ideal society set on an island of the same name, the word has since become known as a general term for a better vision of the world.
The Winchester Coin Cabinet
Discover some of the coins in the Winchester Cabinet, a collection of over 3000 ancient coins, medals and tokens collected by William Eyre, an eighteenth-century barrister, held by Leeds Special Collections, University of Leeds Library.