St John’s TEI Project

Over the past 465 years, St John’s College Oxford has acquired and preserved a large variety of special collections, aiding research and interest in the manuscripts, early printed books, and personal libraries the College holds. The latest development in St John’s management of these special collections is a project to digitise the manuscripts. Manuscript digitisationContinue reading “St John’s TEI Project”

Librarian’s Pick #8: Ben Jonson and Terence’s Comedies

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020, the library staff at St. John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our special collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items… Ben JonsonContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #8: Ben Jonson and Terence’s Comedies”

Librarian’s Pick #7: The Brittany Gospels

St John’s Oldest Book: The Brittany Gospels (MS 194) by Petra Hofmann, College Librarian St John’s oldest book is an inconspicuous Gospel codex, a little smaller than a standard Penguin paperback. The book was produced in the late 9th/ early 10th-century, probably in Brittany but some scholars have suggested England, too. During the Middle AgesContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #7: The Brittany Gospels”

Librarian’s Pick #6: Uranometria Ominum Asterismorum

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020, the library staff at St. John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our special collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items.. Measuring theContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #6: Uranometria Ominum Asterismorum”

Librarian’s Pick #5: 19th century letters from an alumnus

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020, the library staff at St. John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our special collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items… ‘I haveContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #5: 19th century letters from an alumnus”

Librarian’s Pick #4: The Character of a Quack-Astrologer

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020, the library staff at St. John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our special collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items… The CharacterContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #4: The Character of a Quack-Astrologer”

Lockdown Activities

The St John’s Library team is working hard to provide a variety of content relating to our special collections for College members and the general public. We have turned several images from our historic collections into colouring sheets and jigsaw puzzles. Colouring Sheets: You can find downloadable versions of each of these on the CollegeContinue reading “Lockdown Activities”

Librarian’s Pick #3: A Latin Textbook from Early Medieval England (MS 154)

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020 the Library staff at St John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our Special Collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items… A LatinContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #3: A Latin Textbook from Early Medieval England (MS 154)”

Librarian’s Pick #1: MS 325

Over the course of Trinity Term 2020, the library staff at St. John’s College will be taking you on a ‘tour’ of some of their favourites among our special collections. Every Monday, we will upload a new note on the item of the week. Read on to discover more about our chosen items… ‘Soften yourContinue reading “Librarian’s Pick #1: MS 325”