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National Libraries Day 2016

On Saturday 6th February it’s National Libraries Day, so we thought we’d celebrate by telling you some fun facts from some of Britain’s most impressive libraries… 226 more words


A dark depressing vision of the future of the academic library

Last week I had a rather disturbing glimpse of the future when I had to go to the Bodleian to read a chapter in an e-book that the library didn’t have in printed form and which could only be read on one of the computers there. 847 more words

Digitalization of Ancient Manuscripts

The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (Vatican Library) have joined efforts in a landmark digitization project with the aim of opening up their repositories of ancient texts. 227 more words

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' 'Lost' Shelley poem which helped get him expelled from Oxford to be seen at last - Telegraph'

“A controversial “lost” poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley when he was a teenager is to go on display to the public for the first time, more than 100 years after it helped get him expelled from Oxford University.The 172-line poem, a polemic about war, was thought to have been lost to history after it was first published in 1811, after the young writer upset his university so much they sent him down.The revolutionary lines were rediscovered among private papers in 2006, when they were sold to another unknown collector without being seen by the public.It has now been announced as the 12 millionth book acquired by the Bodleian Libraries, as the pamphlet goes back to its roots at Oxford University…” 20 more words

Wander in Wonder: Oxford University

I have long wanted to visit Oxford University. I was actually planning on a trip to go on my own, but decided to join a tour instead, as most buildings are closed to tourists anyways. 389 more words


Bringing archives back to life

By Alex Wakelam | @A_Wakelam

Archives can be peculiar places. Each comes with its own personal variety of watchful archivists, identification requirements, seating regulations and occasionally (for those who’ve tried to enter the almost impenetrable fortress that is the Bodleian) oaths to swear. 711 more words

Doing History In Public


Welcome back to the last post of my journey to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and now Oxford – the city of colleges and universities. As I have told you in my first post, my sister and I originally planned to travel straight to Oxford and spend like a day there. 625 more words