The Project

Along with our many unique and distinctive resources, Newcastle University Library's Special Collections & Archives holds much of the documented memory of the university. This includes an almost full run of The Courier from its inception in 1948. That's 1,155 issues and 17,500 pages of university history!

But we didn't want to keep this to ourselves...

In 2015, with help from our friends at Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, we digitised and made this archive fully searchable. We now make them available to you through this site, with thanks to our Digital Library Services team.

About Northumberland Archives

The digitisation of 'The Courier' was undertaken by the Reprographics Team at Northumberland Archives. The team have undertaken external digitisation work for cultural organisations, museums and universities across the north-east of England and beyond. To discuss any potential digitisation projects with them, contact reprographics@woodhorn.org.uk.

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Re-using content

Copyright of The Courier belongs to Newcastle University Students' Union. Copies on this site are intended for personal and non-commercial use. If you wish to reproduce for any other purposes, please contact us.


This site is intended as a social resource for those affiliated with Newcastle University as a snapshot of student life and experiences. The published content therefore reflects authors' personal attitudes at the time or that of the period in which they were written.

The Library will consider removing content in cases where there is legal justification. Please contact lib-speccoll@ncl.ac.uk where you are aware of such instances.