Category Archives: Meyricke 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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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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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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From Alice to Zuleika

Just in time for Alice’s Day, the Meyricke Library’s Oxford collection has been updated. It contains a selection of books covering everything from pioneering medical discoveries to guided walks of the city centre. The collection has been enhanced by the addition of some Oxford-related … Continue reading

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Lawrence in the Library

Today is the 80th anniversary of the untimely death of T.E. Lawrence, the archaeologist and adventurer renowned as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, who read Modern History at Jesus College between 1907 and 1910. During the summer vacations of 1908 and 1909, Lawrence embarked … 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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