Category Archives: Library

BNC Library participates in Oxford Traherne undergraduate studentship scheme

As part of the Oxford Traherne undergraduate summer studentship, I have been lucky enough to explore Brasenose’s impressive collection of rare books. Liz Kay gave us a comprehensive tour of Brasenose’s collections, presenting a snapshot of the broad range of … 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 Language of Bindings

I was recently lucky enough to attend a workshop on the language of bindings given by Nicholas Pickwoad and his colleagues. At his Ligatus Research Centre, they have developed a glossary (‘Language of Bindings’) which was initially used on a … Continue reading

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Opening of the Treasury

Over the summer renovation work was completed on the Muniment Room and Treasury, at the top of Old Quad Tower. This part of College was built between 1509 and 1522 and was regarded as the safest place to store money, … 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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