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New exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast

A new exhibition: Pirates, Merchants & Shipping on the North China Coast opens this month at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS. The exhibition comprises photographs and manuscripts from the archive of John Swire & Sons held at Archives & Special Collections, SOAS Library. The display tells the story of the piracy of the Nanchang II in 1933 when three Swire officers were held captive by Chinese bandits for five months. Exhibition open: 16 October 2012 - 15 December 2012

15th October 2012

Daughter of Eric Liddell visits SOAS

The 14th June saw SOAS Archives & Special Collections hosting a visit from Patricia Russell, eldest daughter of British sporting hero, Eric Liddell.

18th June 2012