The Archives Service collects, catalogues, preserves and provides access to the archive collections of the School.
We are beginning a phased re-opening of our service to in-person researchers from 8 November 2021. Please email us for more information on our re-opening process and to book an appointment.
Registering to use the archives
All researchers must complete and sign a registration form which signifies their agreement to abide by the archive rules. You will also need to provide proof of identity bearing your signature eg a passport or debit card.
- Access restrictions
Every attempt will be made to provide access to the School’s collections, but there may be occasions when some material may be exempt on grounds of confidentiality, restricted access conditions or for conservation reasons. In most cases, researchers should be made aware of these restrictions by the Archives Service before they visit the archives.
The Archives Service will answer simple enquiries by email, telephone or letter. It is not possible to undertake lengthy or complex enquiries on the behalf of researchers. If you have a query of this nature we will usually suggest that you either visit in person or hire a professional researcher to undertake research on your behalf.
Access & guidelines
The access statement aims to ensure the Archives Service fulfils its responsibility to provide the broadest possible access to these collections. Guidelines have been designed to minimise the risk of damage to the archive collections so as to preserve them for future use.
Access statement Guidelines for using the archives
Collections development statement
The Archives Service aims to make the School’s collections available for consultation and research
Collections information statement
Maintaining accurate documentation on the School’s collections is central to the purpose of the Archive service