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Treasures of Jesus College from Cirencester

The following article by Andrew Dunning appears in the 2016 Jesus College Record. Among the medieval manuscripts owned by the Jesus College library are fifteen from Cirencester Abbey, a community of Augustinian canons. They are beautiful examples of bookmaking in … Continue reading

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New staff: Harry Wright

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

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Organ donation

The completed refurbishment of the organ in Jesus College Chapel provides an opportunity to announce the new John Wellingham Organ Studies Library. John Wellingham is a distinguished organ teacher and organist who taught at Jesus for over 30 years. The College marked his retirement from … Continue reading

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New online: Welsh manuscripts

Several important Welsh medieval manuscripts belong to Jesus College, most famously the Red Book of Hergest. These manuscripts were photographed twenty years ago for the pioneering digitisation programme Early Manuscripts at Oxford University – originally called the Celtic Manuscripts Project. The images are now newly available … Continue reading

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The manuscripts of Sir John Prise

The following article appears in the 2015 Jesus College Record. Chris Jeens prepared it for publication in February 2015. He died in August 2015 and is remembered in the College Record. Sir John Prise’s supposed gift of 47 medieval manuscripts to Jesus … Continue reading

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In memoriam Chris Jeens, College Archivist (1954-2015)

The following article appears in the 2015 Jesus College Record. The College was saddened by the unexpected death of the Archivist, Chris Jeens, on 13 August 2015. Chris joined Jesus College in 2007. He was in College one day a week, but worked much more than that, often sending … Continue reading

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Lib Lab

A new plaque marks the former home of the Sir Leoline Jenkins’ Laboratories in Jesus College. As explained in the post ‘150 years of the Meyricke Library’, the labs are now occupied by one of the College’s three libraries. Owen McKnight … Continue reading

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