Category Archives: Celtic Library

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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150 years of the Meyricke Library

1865 is the telephone dialling code for Oxford. Coincidentally, it is also the year in which Jesus College opened its first reading room for undergraduates. The College had established a library in the 1620s, the room now called the Fellows’ Library, but … Continue reading

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March 2015 Book of the Month: An Teagasg Criosdaidhe (1707)

An Teagasg Criosdaidhe is the material incarnation of the complex and fascinating history of Irish character types. It is the third edition of a catechism written by an Irish Franciscan exiled to Louvain after the pillage of Donegal monastery. While the … Continue reading

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Celtic connections

The following piece by Janet Foot (Celtic Studies, 1984) is reproduced from the Taylor Institution Library blog with permission from the Bodleian Libraries. In April 2014 I was approached by Shu-Ching Naughton, the widow of Dr James (‘Jim’) Naughton and offered his … Continue reading

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Gifts of tongues

Two substantial gifts of books in modern languages have come to the College this summer. The first is a collection of twentieth-century French literature donated by William Bell (matriculated 1955), including over 100 volumes of criticism and scholarly editions of the … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Graduate Library Trainee

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

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Hergest appearance

The Red Book of Hergest, one of the treasures of Jesus College, is now in Oxford once more. It had been on loan to the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth for the exhibition 4 Llyfr/4 Books, which brought together … Continue reading

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