Tag Archives: Ephemera


  The Ruskin Hall Fraternal League was founded in March 1900 as way for ex-students to keep in touch with each other. This is a picture of the first page of its first newsletter which was published in the college magazine, Young Oxford, in October 1900. The picture is of the Treasurer Teddy Traynor, President […]

Gordon Malpass and the class of 1962 / 3

These items are submitted by Sheridan Malpass,Gordon’s daughter. Note the signatures of the football team written on their jerseys. They seem to read: Front row: Gordon Malpass, Terence Harrison, Peter Reith,Jan H ? , Peter Shaw Back row: Reif Connell?, ? Connelly,Mike Haywood,David Hawley, Bill Niven, Graham ? Accurate names will be very welcome! Also […]

From the minutes of a TGWU branch meeting

In the course of his research Jack Saunders came across this on the presentation by his union branch of three books to assist Len Rankin in his studies at Ruskin. The details for that minute about Len Rankin… Archive: Modern Record Centre, Coventry. Collection: Alan Thornett Collection. File reference: MSS391/1/7/6 File content: Minutes of fortnightly […]

Ephemera from 1986 – 88

Introduction The images below on a personal level, are souvenir odds and ends accrued either purposefully or accidentally when I was a History Diploma student at Ruskin College (1986-88). They have been buried away in lofts, albums and cupboards in the intervening years and only intermittently looked at. I had forgotten about some of them […]