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Poetic Manuscript: Binsey Poplars

When we read poetry, we are invariably enjoying the finished product; the end result of drafts and redrafts, scribblings and torn up sheets.  As Yeats memorably put it in his poem  551 more words

Poetry

School and Other Things

The first month of CMRS has seen us occupied with writing a 6,000 word research paper on a topic of our choice. And until the evening of October 9th, that paper has occupied about half of my working time (I’ve also been preparing applications for the Rhodes and Marshall Scholarships, as well as various graduate programs in the U.S.). 933 more words

Oxford

Libraries

Yesterday I went to check out the new Weston library that’s recently opened to readers:

Modern, light and snazzy!

The library is part of the group of Bodleian libraries, and the official opening is next year, some point in early 2015. 26 more words

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When I went doon to Oxford toon

Just gate-crashing two ‘parties des chimpanzes’ doesn’t make me a member!

 I give up. No, that does not mean I am giving up but I am stopping chasing & struggling to get ‘noticed’, the forlorn hope of breaking thru into the in crowd (who wants to rub shoulder with the likes of Blokeney, Ermine, Buerst and all?) in the ‘gallery’. 2,342 more words

Artist's Books

The Roots of the University: An Oxford Vlog

I have just finished up two very intense days doing research at the Bodleian library. The Bodleian is surrounded by the ancient colleges of Oxford. The Radcliffe Camera draws the eye, a circular science library in the midst of quadrangles and shooting spires of this great international city. 220 more words

Reflections

First Days in Oxford

It’s difficult to believe I’ve been in Oxford for four days now. I’m here to study at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), a program in association with Keble College. 1,593 more words

Oxford

Ptolemy, Sappho & Shakespeare at NYC's Morgan Library

I love old documents. That’s probably why I decided to study library science generally and archival science specifically. It’s too bad I don’t have the ability right now to make it to New York.  61 more words