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Open to the public: the fine line between museums and libraries

Last month, Oxford University reopened its Weston Library, after an £80m refurbishment. Part of the Bodleian Libraries, the Weston was a previously unloved building, often derided for its drab architecture in a city renowned for its great many beautiful buildings. 336 more words


Legal Deposit: how a 16th century librarian's cunning idea still helps researchers today

In exciting (albeit belated) news, Saturday 7th February was National Libraries Day! In this age of austerity and self-service, where both public and private institutions are stretched, and arguably at risk of undervaluing the social importance of access to and curation of culture, an annual celebration of libraries: libraries academic, libraries special and libraries public, and of course of the staff and volunteers who keep them running, using their enthusiasm, specialist knowledge and research skills to bring readers and books together. 728 more words


Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellowships

The Bodleian Library Oxford have a number of fellowships which may be of interest to Historians of Science, Technology and Medicine including the Sassoon Visiting Fellowship and the Humfrey Wanley Fellowship for study of any topic using the Bodleian collections, and the David Walker Memorial Fellowship for researchers of Early Modern History. 144 more words

History Of Medicine

Oxford, England

Of course, the city of Oxford (pics) is home to Oxford University.  The university is actually an amalgam of 38 colleges and is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. 284 more words


Kindle 1600s style.

If you think that the idea of being able to travel with a whole library of books came in with the invention of the Kindle, think again. 93 more words

Saturday, 13th December 2014

A late-sixteenth-century manuscript, newly discovered in the Duke Humfrey’s Library of the Bodleian, apparently contains an account of literary London in the 1590s – the flowering of English poetry – written by none other than William Shakespeare. 63 more words