Author Archives: Brasenose College Library

An Archaeologist in the Archives

(Brasenose Archaeology Blog III by Francesca Anthony) This summer I was given the wonderful opportunity of spending a few weeks working in the college’s archives, alongside the archivist Georgie Edwards. I had been eager to undertake such experience as archives … Continue reading

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Star turn for Deaths Duell

A Brasenose book is currently featuring in the recently opened Shakespeare’s Dead exhibition at the Weston Library. The exhibition is co-curated by our very own Fellow Librarian and English Tutor (Prof) Simon Palfrey; on discovering that the Bodleian copy of … Continue reading

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Brasenose’s Old Cloisters Archaeology Blog 2

Once again Brasenose is learning about its past by improving for its future. Old Cloisters is back to being a reading room for Trinity term, however in the last few months a number of exciting discoveries have been made during … Continue reading

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Discovering Traherne

This term we embarked on a new initiative: The Library and Archives “In Conversation” Series. We were excited by the idea of an “in conversation” format because it offers our students and former students the opportunity to become involved by … Continue reading

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The Book Beautiful: Emilia Dilke’s Copy of Walter Pater’s Studies in the History of the Renaissance – by Lene Østermark-Johansen

One of the most beautifully bound copies of Walter Pater’s (1839-94) controversial first book, Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), can be found in Brasenose College Library: brown crushed Levant morocco, gilt and elaborately tooled with fillets and … Continue reading

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Brasenose’s Old Cloisters Archaeology – by Francesca Anthony

Before the redevelopment work on Brasenose’s old cloisters fully began the college had the fantastic opportunity to learn more about its history with the help of Oxford Archaeology South. Excavations were carried out to see whether it is possible to … Continue reading

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Corpus Juris Civilis, published in Paris in 1576 by Sebastien Nivelle

Catalogued recently in Brasenose College Library is a 5 volume set of part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, published in Paris in 1576 by Sebastien Nivelle. Not a particularly rare item in itself, but notable for it’s unusual binding and … Continue reading

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