St Edmund Hall Blog
Library, Arts & Archives
Who was St Edmund?
12 Nov 2019
St Edmund Hall’s previous Chaplain, Rev. Will Donaldson, explains the history, and enduring influence, of the man after whom the College is named.
King Arthur & St Edmund: An Exhibition Summary
5 Nov 2019
Partly for the challenge. One of the fun things about putting together a display of books in the Old Library is thinking of ways that different books, and their illustrations, bindings, annotations and previous owners illustrat…
Charity begins at home
14 Oct 2019
Rob Petre, College Archivist at St Edmund Hall delves into life into the oldest record at the Hall.
The Art of Ballet: The Peter Farmer Collection at Teddy Hall
12 Jun 2019
Professor Jonathan Yates, our Picture and Chattels Fellow, discusses the College’s collection of works by esteemed ballet and set designer, Peter Farmer.
'Neat and commodious': Some views of Teddy Hall and Oxford
5 Jun 2019
Librarian James Howarth discusses some of the images of St Edmund Hall and University from the College’s collection
"Pusey's Henchman": a Tractarian at the Hall
29 May 2019
Archivist Rob Petre discusses Henry Parry Liddon’s time as Vice Principal of the Hall from 1859 to 1862.
No book rest for the wicked
15 May 2019
What happens when a group of teenagers are let loose with 17th century books?
The Morris Window
30 Apr 2019
Professor Jonathan Yates, our Picture and Chattels Fellow, discusses one of Oxford’s ‘hidden gems’ – the ‘Morris Window’ situated in the College’s chapel.
The First Lady and the Library: Eleanor Roosevelt and St Edmund Hall
9 Apr 2019
Learn about Eleanor Roosevelt’s visit to the Hall sixty years ago, plus James Howarth guides us through some American-related items in our library collection.
A very honest, modest, & ingenious Man: Francis White and the Benefactors’ Board in St Peter-in-the-East
12 Mar 2019
St Edmund Hall’s Librarian James Howarth tells the story of Francis White and his legacy across the University and the city.
Ceri Richards: Supper at Emmaus
27 Feb 2019
Learn about the commission of our striking altarpiece, and the genesis and development of the picture, in a post by Professor Jonathan Yates.
Principal Emden: ‘the force that did what had waited 700 years’
13 Feb 2019
Archivist Rob Petre explains the huge impact of Alfred Brotherston Emden, without whom the College would likely not exist today.
An Introduction to the College Chapel
23 Jan 2019
Professor Jonathan Yates, our Picture and Chattels Fellow, tells the history of the seventeenth-century building and points out some of its interesting features.
New Life for the Old Library
8 Jan 2019
St Edmund Hall’s Librarian James Howarth describes the current renovation of the Old Library, giving a quick overview of its collections and its history since the building’s completion in 1686.
The Ghost of Christmas Past: Christmas in the Archives
17 Dec 2018
Rob Petre, St Edmund Hall’s Archivist, discusses some of the Christmas cards in the College archive, sent during the two World Wars.