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Bodleian Library snaps up Ducker & Son ledgers

Bob Avery with a Ducker & Son ledger from 1922. Picture by Denis Kennedy

9:30am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Precious Tolkien memorabilia to go on show at Bodleian exhibition

Tolkien, JRR 2337046.

11:07am Monday 20 March 2017

What a picture: Pioneering photographer's work is given new lease of life by Bodleian

The fruit sellers by William Henry Fox Talbot: Picture Bodleian Library

AFTER setting their sights on the archive of pioneering Victorian photographer William Henry Fox Talbot, three years ago, staff at the Bodleian Library have snapped it up after raising £2.2m.

8:16am Monday 20 March 2017

Major Tolkien show planned by Bodleian

JRR Tolkien

STAFF at the Bodleian Library are preparing for a major exhibition on the work of JRR Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

9:24am Friday 17 March 2017

Michael Turner

Turner Michael Aged 81 years peacefully at The Close Care Home on 14th March 2017. Beloved father and grandfather who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at St. Andrew's Church, Sanford-on-Thames at 1pm on Tuesday 28th March. Family…

1:51am Wednesday 22 March 2017

'The sharpest mind and the biggest heart' - Colin Dexter remembered

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter dies, aged 86

Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series, has died his publisher Macmillan has said.

6:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Concert revival to celebrate folklore hero

Kirtlington Morris dancing at the Pitt Rivers Museum to mark the opening of a series of events commemorating the centenary of Oxford folklore collector Percy Manning (1870-1917). Picture Richard Cave

9:02am Tuesday 21 March 2017

First Person: commemorating Spanish émigré in Faringdon Arturo Barea, by William Chislett

Oxford-born, Madrid-based journalist William Chislett pictured at the new Plaza de Arturo Barea in Madrid, named after BBC broadcaster Arturo Barea who lived at Buscot Park, Faringdon.

OXFORD-born Madrid-based journalist William Chislett talks about his successful campaign to get a memorial for Spanish émigré writer and Faringdon resident Arturo Barea in the Spanish capital.

10:01am Thursday 16 March 2017

Life celebration of Oxfordshire collector and folklorist at Bodleian Libraries

Percy Manning was a collector of all things Oxfordshire. Curator Mike Heaney with the Bodleian Exhibition at the Weston Library. Picture Richard Cave. 17.02.2017.

MEMBERS of the public gathered to celebrate the life of an Oxfordshire collector and folklorist at the city’s historic Bodleian Libraries.

11:22am Wednesday 22 February 2017

Celebrating folklorist who collection captured Oxfordshire's past

Kirtlington Morris dancing at the Pitt Rivers Museum to mark the opening of a series of events commemorating the centenary of the death of Oxford folklorist Percy Manning. Picture Richard Cave

DECLUTTERING is all the rage these days but the prospect of throwing anything away would have horrified folklorist Percy Manning.

8:37am Friday 24 February 2017
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