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A quondam alumnus and his gift

A recent post on this blog pays tribute to the work that Sophie Floate is doing cataloguing Brasenose Library’s special collections. Amen to that – it is thanks to her work that I found out that, as I mentioned in … Continue reading

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In Defence of Cataloguing Details

Even small inscriptions sometimes tell important tales.  One example of this is seen in the copy of Lucio Domizio Brusoni’s Facetiarum exemplorum’que libri VII (Lath. B.6.13) found in Brasenose College, Oxford.  This work is a collection of anecdotes drawn from … Continue reading

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Joyce Frankland

Since its foundation in 1509 several benefactions have been bestowed upon the College, which have allowed the academic community here to grow and prosper. These benefactions started with the endowments of the founders, William Smyth (Bishop of Lincoln) and Sir … 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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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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Roll of Honour

Monday 4 August 2014 saw ceremonies being held around the UK marking 100 years since Britain joined World War One. Indeed, the Brazen Nose magazine presents 3 and 4 August 1914 in College very clearly: ‘On the afternoon of Monday, August … Continue reading

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Letters of a Subaltern in the Dardanelles

‘When the War broke out the country was unprepared for it. We had almost completely neglected to produce many of the materials necessary for war. In one thing only we were magnificently provided. We had produced the men. They were … Continue reading

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