Category Archives: Today in history

A witness in the archive: Paris, May 1968

From the archives: 1968 has become synonymous with radicalism.    1968 around the world Around the world, in 1968, people began protesting. Several countries in Eastern Europe experienced major unrest. In Czech, the Prague Spring was a hopeful period of … Continue reading

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From the Archive: fond memories of graduation

This week the latest round of City, University of London Graduation Ceremonies has been taking place at the Barbican Centre with students from all five schools marking the successful completion of their courses.  These ceremonies are steeped in tradition and date back a … Continue reading

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Christmas from the Archive

Whether through tradition, faith or common experience, Christmas is a time when family, friends and strangers come together to celebrate, remember, and look forwards with optimism to the new year approaching. Never more is this optimism tested than when suffering … Continue reading

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Radiographers: the professionals behind the medical images and the treatment

World Radiography Day is celebrated on the 8th November which marks the discovery of x-rays on 8th November 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Society and College of Radiographers, 2017) who later won the very first Nobel prize in 1901 (Novelprize.org, … Continue reading

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Black History Month

This month we have been celebrating Black History Month and all the powerful and truthful books written by, and about, people of colour. London has a rich, deep and proud black history which likely dates back to the Roman period, … Continue reading

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