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‘Smal books for the setting forth of Gods glory’

This unassuming pocket-sized volume preserves 8 fragile pamphlets by the preacher John Andrewes on the theme of sin and repentance, printed between 1631 and 1633. He lends his surname to Andrewes golden chaine, Andrewes humble petition, Andrewes resolution to return to God, … Continue reading

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From ‘The Invention of Humanity’ to ‘The Science of Programming’

An Old Member of Jesus College has made a generous gift to improve the Meyricke Library’s collections. Gordon Jones (1970) donated funds for buying books in history (his own undergraduate course) and an equal amount for other degree courses at … Continue reading

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Griffith Davies: alumnus and benefactor

The following article appears in the 2018 Jesus College Record. Among early benefactors to Jesus College, Dr Griffith Davies (c. 1667-c. 1722) deserves to be better known, both for the value of his bequest of books and for the intent … Continue reading

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Invisible mending

Index Librorum Prohibitorum (Geneva, 1619), before and after conservation: Fellows’ Library I.2.26 (photos: Oxford Conservation Consortium, © Jesus College, Oxford) Jesus College is a founder member of the Oxford Conservation Consortium, which provides collection care for the libraries and archives … Continue reading

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Initial Impressions

Last month, seven colleges came together to celebrate the launch of the Printing R‑Evolution and Society exhibition by the 15cBOOKTRADE project, under the punning title Initial Impressions. Jesus College owns 45 incunables – books printed before 1501 – which were added … Continue reading

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F for facsimile: T.E. Lawrence’s undergraduate thesis reimagined

The following article by Victoria Stevens appears in the 2017 Jesus College Record. During the many years that I have worked on the conservation of Oxford library collections there have been several objects that stand out in my memory as … Continue reading

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New staff: Oliver Miller

Several college libraries in Oxford take part in the Bodleian’s training scheme for graduates (of any university) intending to become professional librarians. The fifth trainee at Jesus College is Oliver Miller, who wrote the following piece for the Oxford Libraries … Continue reading

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