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Brasenose and the Ashmolean

The Ashmolean, the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, was officially founded in 1683. It is perhaps most famous for being the earliest public museum in England. Named after Elias Ashmole, it was originally founded as a scientific … Continue reading

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A biography of John Idowu Conrad Taylor

John Idowu Conrad Taylor the renowned Nigerian lawyer is a seminal figure in Lagos. During his time practicing at the Nigerian Bar he was a commanding lawyer, well remembered for several high profile cases. In tributes paid to him after … Continue reading

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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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66 men of Grandpont

Regular readers of the Library and Archives blog may be interested to know more about a local history project, which has recently made use of the College Archives. A south Oxford community project, run by a group of local volunteers, … Continue reading

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Modern architecture at Brasenose

Hidden away, between New Quad and Lincoln College, is what many consider to be an unremarkable concrete building. Commonly referred to these days as the ‘car park’, staircases 16, 17 and 18 were in fact designed by two of Britain’s … 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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First World War: spotlight on Ralph Neild

A relative of a Brasenose student has recently discovered a box of his grandfather’s First World War letters in his aunt’s attic. This fantastic discovery has unearthed another Brasenose student’s experiences in the Great War. Many thanks to Ben Neild … Continue reading

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