Education Outreach at Newcastle University Library

Archives Alive

Archives Alive is a set of free, online interactive education resources. They use our unique primary resources to provide fun and relevant education activities suitable for all key stages. Browse our teaching and e-learning resources and workshops below.

Amazing Archives
Amazing Archives

Find out about some of the amazing items in Newcastle University Library's Special Collections and Archives.

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Authors Alive - Creative Writing
Authors Alive - Creative Writing

Create your own Victorian story, be it horror, adventure, fantasy or romance.

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Cholera - Archives Alive
Cholera - Archives Alive

Explore the first terrifying outbreak of cholera in Gateshead / Newcastle in 1831-2.

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Collections Captured Image Bank
Collections Captured Image Bank

Access original, authentic historical sources from local archives.

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Cracking Cholera: From Quackery to Cure
Cracking Cholera: From Quackery to Cure

Put your potions into practice by joining us on an interactive investigation.

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Gertrude Bell: Archaeologist, Writer, Explorer
Gertrude Bell: Archaeologist, Writer, Explorer

Comics about the famous Gertrude Bell (1868-1926).

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History of Mining in the North East
History of Mining in the North East

Take a step back in time and explore the mining industry with interactive maps, games and activities.

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Introduction to Special Collections
Introduction to Special Collections

Introduce your students to the hidden wonders of archives as they literally touch History.

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Medicine Through Time
Medicine Through Time

Study the history of medicine, surgery, anatomy, infection, disease and public health.

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Nineteenth Century Newcastle upon Tyne
Nineteenth Century Newcastle upon Tyne

Step back in time and see what Newcastle used to be like using a variety of sources.

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Our Wallington: Victorian Scrapbook
Our Wallington: Victorian Scrapbook

Browse the interactive Trevelyan family photo album and a modern day version.

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Quayside Lives - Past and Present
Quayside Lives - Past and Present

Explore the history of the Newcastle/Gateshead Quayside as researched and recorded by local school students.

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Thomas Baker Brown: a story of a local Tommy
Thomas Baker Brown: a story of a local Tommy

Comics about the First World War soldier from South Shields.

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Universities at War: Digital Memory Book
Universities at War: Digital Memory Book

Learn how to go about researching names on local war memorials.

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Use Your Loaf
Use Your Loaf

Try baking first hand from a 17th century recipe.

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World War 1 Memorials: Behind Every Name Lies a Story
World War 1 Memorials: Behind Every Name Lies a Story

Learn how to research the people named on a war memorial.

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Library Skills

Aimed primarily at sixth form students, our workshops and e-learning resources will help your students develop the skills they need for success at A-level and beyond.

How to Research in a University Library
How to Research in a University Library

This interactive workshop offers your students the opportunity to research and study in Newcastle University's Library.

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Joining the library
Joining the library

Find out how to join Newcastle University Library.

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Source Analysis
Source Analysis

Introduce students to a wide range of sources and question them.

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Study Skills Days
Study Skills Days

Develop study skills, meet current students and visit the campus.

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Study Skills for 6th Form
Study Skills for 6th Form

Fun and interactive information literacy resources for students and teachers.

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Sustainability
Sustainability

This interactive session allows students to study the library to assess how sustainable it is.

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Word Bubbles
Word Bubbles

Test your information literacy skills as you battle against the clock.

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The education outreach team at Newcastle University Library deliver workshops to local schools and develop teaching resources for use in the classroom. They also plan and deliver educational projects inspired by the unique and distinctive items in Newcastle University's Special Collections.

To find out what other outreach activities Newcastle University offers visit the Teacher's Toolkit.