Category Archives: Archive News

Opening Hours for the Refugee Council Archive at the University of East London

This post provides details of the Archive opening hours for the Library and Learning Service: Archives at the University of East London.  The Refugee Archive and the British Olympic Association Archive are currently located on our Docklands Campus Library whilst the Hackney Empire Archive is currently located in our Stratford Campus Library.

The opening hours for both Docklands and Stratford Archives are as follows:

Docklands Archive                                Stratford Archive

Mondays:  1pm – 6pm*                               By Prior Appointment Only

Tuesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Wednesdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Thursdays:  1pm – 6pm*

Fridays: 1pm – 6pm*

Sat/Sun:  Both Archives Closed

* Morning appointments between 10am and 12pm are available by prior appointment.  The Archive will be closed between 12pm and 1pm for lunch.

We would recommend that, especially for external users, that you contact us in advance of your trip in order to make an appointment to use the Archives.  This enables us to ensure that a member of staff will be on hand to assist you.

To make an appointment, please click on the link to our Make an Appointment page on our new UEL Archives Portal website..

Further information can also be found on all of our archival collections by contacting the Archivist, Paul Dudman, on 020 8223 7676 or by emailing:

Easter Open/Closure Times over Easter, 2011

I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know the opening and closure times for the Refugee Council Archive over the Easter period.  The relevant details are as follows:

Opening Hours for Week Beginning : Monday 18th April

Monday 18th April : 1pm – 6pm

Tuesday 19th April : 10am – 6pm

Wednesday 20th April: 10am – 6pm

Thursday 21st April:  10am – 1pm

The Archive will then be Closed between Friday 22 April and Friday 6 May and will re-open from Monday 9 May as usual.

 I will be away on annual leave for most of this period so if you do have any enquiries, please send them to me via e-mail at: and I will do my best to respond to hem on my return to the office.  My last day in the office before Easter will be Thursday 21 April between 10am and 1pm.

Details of the Docklands Library opening hours over the Easter period can be found on the website at:

Refugee Archive News Update

First of all, an update on Archive opening hours for December 2010.  The opening times will be as follows:

Mondays:  1400 – 1700

Tuesdays:  1000 – 1300

Wednesdays:  1000 – 1800

Thursdays: Closed

Fridays:  1000 – 1300

The weekly newsletter will also now be suspended until the New Year 2011, but we will try and keep the Refugee Studies blog updated with relevant information, for example, recent posts include:

Archive Weekly Newsletter Number 4

The latest copy of our new weekly Archives Newsletter is now available.  Copies can also be found online at:

Our Website:

Our Blog:

The newsletter is also distributed, along with other useful messages and emails, via our Email list.  Further details can be found at:

Archive Weekly Newsletter Number 2

The latest copy of our new weekly Archives Newsletter is now avaialble.  Copies can also be found online at:

Our Website:

Our Blog:

Many thanks,