The Iris Murdoch Archives
Kingston University purchased two major archives relating to Iris Murdoch, a significant philosopher and one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, in 2003/04. These archives currently comprise:
- Iris Murdoch's Oxford library (over 1,000 volumes, many of them heavily annotated by Murdoch);
- The papers, tapes, interviews and manuscripts collected by Peter Conradi, Iris Murdoch's official biographer and Murdoch scholar; and
- various letter runs and documents donated by well-wishers.
The campus facilities include state-of-the-art digital computer labs, excellent learning resources and a comprehensive library.
- You'll also have access to the latest recording, filming and photography equipment.
- You'll use software packages such as After Effects, Photoshop, Quark, Cubase SX, Soundforge, Director and Dreamweaver.
- Supportive staff ensure you get all the help you need to reach your full potential.
- You will have the chance of winning a cash award from Haymarket Publishing.
- You will have access to a fully equipped newsroom where you will be able to work and produce live publications.
You will have access to a modern environment with the latest equipment, including the Learning Resource Centre. This offers:
- subject libraries, plus a free inter-library loan scheme to other libraries in the Greater London area;
- online database subscriptions; and
- a growing selection of resource materials.
The Computer Resource Centre provides:
- a reliable network;
- a set of core and specific software, with support for all core and some specific software;
- a variety of labs, for generic and specialised use; and
- academic and administrative technical support.
You can also use the dedicated Graduate Centre on campus. This includes:
- IT facilities;
- seminar rooms; and
- social spaces and a canteen.
Resources in London
Kingston is just a 30 minute train journey away from central London. Here you can access a wealth of additional libraries and archives, including the British Library.