Category Archives: Jesus College Record

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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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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A book for each month

The following article appears in the 2014 Jesus College Record. The Fellows’ Library is known for its treasures, including the first edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica. But this 17th-century time capsule preserves much else besides: from a hoax description … Continue reading

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The Books of Lord Herbert of Cherbury

The following article by Dr Dunstan Roberts appears in the 2013 Jesus College Record. Those familiar with the Fellows’ Library will know that one of its earliest and most generous benefactors was Edward Herbert, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1582-1648). … Continue reading

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