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Archive Image of the Month

Let Selwyn's Archivist, Elizabeth Stratton, give you a taster of the College Archives. Every month Elizabeth selects a particularly interesting piece from the archives and provides an insight into its history and significance. 

 Archive Image of the Month – January 2018

Frosty Views of Grange Road, Lent Term 1959

Archive Image January 2018

We start the sequence of images from the Archives for 2018 with some frosty views of Grange Road that were photographed by John.Hughes (SE 1956) in his third year at Selwyn. John.Hughes kindly donated his album, "Cambridge days 1956-1959", to the Archives during the research for the 125th Anniversary book, Selwyn Celebrated.

The album was a welcome addition to the Archives as it includes various views of Selwyn including John’s rooms on E staircase and in Saxon Barns (now the site of Cripps Court) as well as photos of Poppy Day in 1957 and his graduation in 1959. John also added some photos of other Colleges and later colour photographs from a return trip to Cambridge in 1984.

More recently John continued his support for the College by presenting a book voucher, that he had been given for his 80th birthday, to the Library.

As always, any questions about the college archives can be directed to the archivist on We are always grateful to hear from members of college about any photographs and memories you may have of your time at Selwyn and they can also be uploaded directly here:

Previous archive images can be seen here:

Elizabeth Stratton, January 2018


The Archivist is always delighted to arrange Archive visits and to receive Selwyn memorabilia, photos and stories. To contact Elizabeth Stratton, please email:



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