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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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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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The Old Cloisters – Expanding and Improving our Library for the Future

Liz Kay, College Librarian It is 14 years since I fell in love with Brasenose College Library and some 335 years earlier that books were first placed in this “new” College Library. These books were chained to the bookcases and … Continue reading

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