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Chasing Vivien Eliot: Manuscripts

My Oxford evening is full of cigar smoke along the street, lamp light and English voices yah-yahing outside old pubs.

Where do I begin? With neighbours that claw my mind and have stolen my sleep or the sweet old man on my bus teaching me natural history? 701 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


Pope and Austen

A few weeks ago we visited the Marks of Genius exhibition in the recently refurbished Weston Library which is part of the Bodleian Library in Oxford.  299 more words

Engineering Soapbox

Oxford’s online Bodleian archive: illumination for all

Oxford’s Bodleian library has archives full of rare and beautiful treasures. Putting these online for all to enjoy is a brilliant, democratic move


How to win favour with a prince

I am presently writing a chapter for the Oxford Illustrated History of the Book, which is being edited by James Raven. I have 9,000 words to cover ‘the Middle Ages’. 607 more words


Sunday, 19th July 2015

Another late-sixteenth-century manuscript, newly discovered in the Duke Humfrey’s Library of the Bodleian, apparently contains a previously unknown textual variant of the second casket scene from… 142 more words