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Library, Arts & Archives

St Edmund of Abingdon Statue at St Edmund Hall

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.

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King Arthur & St Edmund

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…

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Mason's Bill for Bogg House

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.

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Peter Farmer's Coppellia, Birmingham 1995

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.

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Inset of John Speed's Map of Oxfordshire

'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

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The so-called Oriel Fathers of the Oxford Movement – Manning, Pusey, Newman, Keble and Wilberforce – but Manning was a Christ Church man.

"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.

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No book rest for the wicked

15 May 2019

What happens when a group of teenagers are let loose with 17th century books?

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The top half of the Morris Window in the College Chapel

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.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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.

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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.

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The Supper at Emmaus by Ceri Richards

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.

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Alfred Brotherston Emden

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.

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Inside St Edmund Hall's Chapel

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.

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The Old Library with scaffolding on its roof

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.

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An embroidered Christmas card from World War I

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.

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