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Exhibitions

Navigating the Congo: Free Exhibition and Talks

Booking now open! 21st September – 26th September 2015, Regent’s Park College, Oxford Featuring artefacts, navigational equipment, maps, photographs, personal letters and diaries, Navigating the Congo is an exhibition which explores the history of non-conformist involvement in the Congo River regions during the 19th and 20th century. By looking at the collections held in The… Read more »

Four candles? Four sets of fire irons…

We often find unusual correspondence in The Angus and the example below is no exception: a witty letter of complaint by the poet, Thomas Moore. Whilst researching the Revd Dr Joseph Angus’ autograph and letter collection, one of our volunteers, Tim Gao, alerted us to the amusing letter and has kindly provided a transcript: I have… Read more »

Reflections on a First World War exhibition

‘For Liberty Against Tyranny’ is our first exhibition to be situated in just a short few years of extreme turmoil. Focusing on the First World War, our exhibition research volunteers were faced with a wealth of correspondence, photographs and other documents borne out of this chaotic portion of history. In previous exhibitions, we’ve had the… Read more »

Researching ‘For Liberty Against Tyranny’

I joined the exhibition team at The Angus as I wanted the chance to tell people about World War 1. Going through the material I researched you soon realise the global impact the war had. It certainly wasn’t just about the trenches. Civilians across the world were affected as well. Price rises, food shortages, mail… Read more »

For Liberty Against Tyranny: Free WW1 Exhibition and Talks

Booking now open! 10th – 15th November, Regent’s Park College, Oxford An exhibition looking at the events of the First World War and how these affected the thoughts and actions of non-conformists. Featured will be never before seen items such as correspondence from Prime Minister David Lloyd George, emergency passports issued at the outbreak of… Read more »

Measured Excitement: The Arrival of Artefacts from Grenfell’s Congo Voyage

There are an abundance of treasures and curiosities housed in The Angus, but something we’ve always been lacking is a nineteenth-century sphygmomanometer! The arrival of a large wooden box purporting to contain artefacts relating to the work of the cartographer and Baptist Missionary, George Grenfell (1849 – 1906), has managed to surpass all of our… Read more »

Volunteering at The Angus

I have been volunteering in The Angus for almost a year now, and in that time a lot has happened. I’ve been involved in the creation of three successful exhibitions and am now starting work on my fourth. We’ve also seen guest speakers, run school sessions, and this week I’m off to Glasgow for some… Read more »

Karen Bradley MP visits Slavery exhibition

  On Thursday 1st May, Karen Bradley, Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime, spoke at Regent’s Park College about the challenges faced when tackling modern slavery. The Minister viewed The Angus Library and Archive exhibition on Slavery: The Historical and Modern Perspective. She noted that the exhibition is a fascinating reminder of the historical… Read more »

Reflections on Stethoscopes and Petticoats

We were pleased to welcome over 200 visitors to our exhibition: Stethoscopes and Petticoats: The Changing Roles of Non-Conformist Women, with 50 people attending the free talks on The Life and Hymns of Anne Steele and The Life of Dr Ellen Farrer. The exhibition examined the role of women within the history of the British… Read more »

From the blog

7th October 2015

Escaping to 1896 India…

It’s been a very busy few days here at Regent’s Park College.  All our new students have arrived and there is a much busier,...
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