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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


The One That Got Away... Again!

Back to the story of the First Folio that got away from Henry Folger. This story and many others are told by Andrea Mays in her book… 927 more words


The Retirees go Abroad - On our way to Croatia - Oxford revisited

We have been lying low and recovering from our trip to the Lakes District but now look forward to our 7 days in Croatia. As we fly out on Wednesday morning from Heathrow at 8.00am, we have booked into a hotel at Hayes outside of London near Uxbridge. 194 more words


Chasing Vivienne, A girl from the stix goes to Oxford, Boo Radley and Benches

Well that was a long title but I have multiple literature and academic news. I finished To Kill a Mockingbird in a pitch black garden on a damp bench. 703 more words