Roehampton at the Wandsworth Heritage Festival

The University of Roehampton will be participating in this year’s Wandsworth Heritage Festival. For the first time, all four Roehampton archives are collaborating to host a series of tours and talks on the history and heritage of the University. In conjunction with this the Library will be hosting the Wandsworth Borough Collection Exhibition curated by Roehampton staff and students.

The festival runs from Saturday 11 May to Sunday 11 June.

Here’s a list of everything Roehampton related taking place during the festival:

Exhibition: Wandsworth Borough Collection – available throughout the festival

Discover treasures from Wandsworth Borough’s collection of 14,000 historical objects. 

• Free

• Available during normal open hours

• University Library, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5SZ

Tour: Treasures of Whitelands College – Monday 22 May

Enjoy a tour and visit to the archives of historic Whitelands College, which boasts stunning art and artefacts by artists including Edward Burne-Jones and John Ruskin, as well as fascinating photographs and paintings illustrating the college’s 180-year history.

• Monday 22 May, 2pm

• Free

• Meet at the reception of Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, SW15 4JD

• Booking required – contact

Tour: Historic Froebel College – Thursday 25 May

Enjoy a tour followed by a visit to the archives of Froebel College. Within the college grounds are delights including a Georgian mansion, a mausoleum and a lake, each with a story to tell. The Froebel Archive houses fascinating records documenting the college history and kindergarten movement in Britain since the 1870s. The tour will end at the Wandsworth Borough Collection exhibition in the University Library.

• Thursday 25 May, 2pm

• Free

• Meet at the entrance to Grove House by the crossroads of Clarence Lane and Roehampton Lane, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PJ

• Booking required – contact

Tour and talk: A Modern University with Historic Foundations – Thursday 1 June

Enjoy a tour of the modern University of Roehampton campus. The tour will end with a talk about the Sacred Heart Chapel at Digby Stuart College and a visit to the archives of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

• Thursday 1 June, 2pm

• Free

• Meet at main entrance, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5PH

• Booking required – contact

Guided tour and exhibition: Wandsworth Borough Collection – Sunday 4 June

Discover treasures from Wandsworth Borough’s Collection of 14,000 historical objects and images on display at the University of Roehampton through a guided tour of the exhibition by its curator, Dr Dustin Frazier Wood.

• Sunday 4 June, 2pm-4pm

• Free

• University Library, University of Roehampton, Roehampton Lane, SW15 5SZ

• Booking required – contact

Talk and exhibition: Cherishing Froebelian Heritage in Early Childhood Research and Practice – Thursday 8 June

The Early Childhood Studies team invites present, past and future students and colleagues, parents and children to celebrate our Froebelian heritage within the beautiful grounds of Froebel College. We will discuss young children’s rights, development and opportunities in society.

• Thursday 8 June, 5.30pm

• Free

• The Portrait Room, Grove House, Froebel College, University of Roehampton, SW15 5PJ

• Book via Eventbrite –

For more information on the festival and the work of the Wandsworth Heritage Service, see details below.


The archives and local history library for the Borough of Wandsworth are located on the first floor of Battersea Library.

For more information including opening times please visit our website:

Follow us on Twitter: @Better_WHS

Browse our historic images collection:

Search our catalogue:

If you have any access requirements, due to the nature of some of the events and/or restrictions of the venues, please inform the relevant organisation before booking a place.

For access requirements relating to events which do not require advance booking and do not have contact details, please contact or 020 7223 2334

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