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Escaping London: Oxford

Bank holidays are here again and the weathers picking up, so with some American buddies in town we hopped the train out to Oxford.

To get to know the town and its history we signed up for the Footprints University tour (£10pp) and were guided round campus by the knowledgeable, and rather eccentric, Lucy. 203 more words


Screaming Haiku Depravity

This weekend I was accused of being ‘depraved’ and ‘wrong’ in not just one but ‘so many different ways’. It must have been one fabulous weekend you are thinking!   434 more words


The Things We Take For Granted...

“Bless ye the God of heaven, give glory to him in the sight of all that live, because he hath shewn his mercy to you. For it is good to hide the secret of a king: but honourable to reveal and confess the works of God.” Tobit 12:6-7… 497 more words



February 13th 2016

Today as part of our Valentines weekend in Oxford, Alice and I went on a tour of the Bodleian Library. It was great. 274 more words


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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