Resources

We are able to supply resources to help everyone from the experienced academic to children studying at Key Stage 2.  

Here you’ll discover links to our quirky Tumblr blog, detailing the latest curiosities and finds from the collections, to the Flickr databases compiling imagery and transcriptions from our prestigious collections. Our Educational Resource Packs are designed to give teachers and parents an idea of how the library and archives can be utilised by pupils aged 6-18. 

Our collections are wide and varied so if there is something that you especially require not listed, please email sparsons@downside.co.uk  The chances are that we may have just what you are looking for!

Volunteers

We are always looking for volunteers for the archive and library project, so if you are interested, email Steve Parsons, our Activity Manager, who can help you. You can download a copy of our volunteer handbook here

Flickr Gallery

 

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Tumblr Blog

19th January is the Feast Day of St Wulstan, the patron Saint of vegetarians and dieters. This is due to...

Found in the archives is this order from the Privy Council of King Charles II dated 3rd June 1674.The document orders...

This week one of our volunteers is working to sort out a vast section of our photographic archives, as yet untouched. The...

Many Downside monks have been authors over the years, and a number of well received books have been penned on...

An extremely fortuitous find in the archive today ties in slightly late with the Remembrance Commemorations, but is most definitely...

Downside has a huge quantity of architectural drawings and plans relating to both buildings which were erected and those which...

We thought we’d share this little find on the 211th anniversary of death of Lord Admiral Nelson. This is the 1634...

Mount St Benedict, Ireland.Today, Friday 7th October, is the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner....

The Downside OTC or Officer Training Corps was formed here in 1909 and many of the Old Gregorians who served...

Unfortunately, this discovery is a few weeks late, but we felt it only right to share this find. On 12th...

On a recent trip to Dublin, the Activity Manager here at Downside made a visit to Glasnevin cemetery, which holds...

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - the cross upon which Christ was crucified. Downside possesses...

Today (1st September) is the feast of St Giles. A well known saint in medieval England (some 162 ancient churches were...

St Oliver Plunkett’s mortal remains lie in his shrine in the Abbey Church here at Downside. St Oliver was martyred in...

Over the last few weeks we have been joined in the archive by Simon Ball, an Old Gregorian of the...

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