Department of History

Facilities - History

The Department of History is situated near the west entrance of the University Park campus in Lenton Grove, an attractive Grade II listed, 18th-century building.

The buildings were refurbished for the Department of History, to provide staff offices, teaching rooms and a computer suite. Today, most teaching takes place in Lenton Grove.

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Digital Transformations Hub, Humanities Building

IT facilities

All students have access to a computer suite situated in Lenton Grove, offering PCs and a laser printer. This facility is accessible 24 hours a day.

The University also provides students with access to general IT facilities as well as those with specialised equipment such as text and image scanners, colour printing and high powered Unix workstations. Such areas are located around the University in the libraries, and in a number of 'Smart Bars' offering IT support to help students resolve queries on the spot.

Digital Transformations Hub

The Digital Transformations Hub (DTH) offers students the chance to enhance coursework, projects and research using the latest graphics equipment and software.

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Research facilities and resources

The University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections have won recognition for their national and international importance.

Nottingham is an ideal centre for research, with excellent research facilities of its own, and an ideal central position which enables you to access additional library resources in Oxford, London and Cambridge. 

Nottingham has an extensive programme of research training and skills development. Visit the Researcher Academy for more information.

The University has a host of valuable online resources to assist with historical research, including the Nottingham Borough Court Rolls.

The history of Lenton Grove

The house is a plain stucco villa, built probably in the 1790s by Francis Evans, a Nottingham attorney. Homes such as these were for wealthy local business people, built on country house principles with a limited surrounding acreage.

More recently, Lenton Grove has been altered, with irregular classic, neo classic and Victorian additions. In the 1950s, alterations were made for the then occupants, the School of Music. These included an extension to the original stable block by the addition of a simple two-storey brick construction, which housed a music auditorium.

The Department of History moved to Lenton Grove in 1995.



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Department of History

University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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