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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, more vibrant feel to the building than there has been over the summer.  All of the academics are here.  The main office is hectic.  As for the Library –  Emma, our… Read more »

Hidden treasures, part 5. In which I realise that this diary is written by Herbert J Lorrain and was sent to his mother as a gift

First of all, today’s excerpt for your enjoyment: “On Monday morning we are up betimes, soon after sunrise we pass by the piles of the new bridge which is to bring the train across the river & so on to Silchar.  There are numbers of cooleys at work, but very soon the rains will swell… Read more »

Hidden treasures: Part 4 – A very solemn Sabbath

Next morning we wake to find it raining, but this does not hinder us in the least; the naked boatmen perhaps work all the harder, for the air is cool & pleasant.  At 8 oclock [sic] in the morning we reach Jaluacherra the first sign of civilization we have seen since leaving Sairang, here we… Read more »

Discovering the treasures

August is a somewhat strange month here at the Angus.  We are closed to the public for the month which allows us time to get on with other jobs which are not that easy to perform when we have visitors.  For example, I was able to do a stock take last week (using both of… Read more »

Hidden treasures, part 2: He who watcheth

As I mentioned last week, the story of the Lorrain’s “holiday trip of 4000 miles” is too good not to be shared.  It is very much fixed at a certain point in time but is so well written that it gives a different, perhaps more complete, perspective than we would perhaps find in a history… Read more »

Hidden treasure

Seeing as I have now been in post for three weeks, I thought it about time that I write a blog post to replace the advertisement for my position. My first three weeks at the Angus have been wonderful.  The team has been incredibly welcoming and I delight daily at all the wonderful items we… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Project Administrator FT 8 months

Project Administrator The Angus Library and Archive 8 months, full-time £20,000 pro rata   Regent’s Park College (RPC), a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford, has a grant- funded position for a Project Administrator. RPC has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Baptist Union’s Newington Court Fund to deliver… Read more »

Virtue and Vice and All Things Nice: Free exhibition and talks

Booking now open! 20th – 25th April, Regent’s Park College, Oxford An exhibition celebrating literature, Virtue and Vice and All Things Nice, seeks to unveil some of the extraordinary and exquisite works that can be found filling a non-conformist library. Featured works will include wonderful accounts of travel and exploration, early examples of children’s literature… Read more »

New Vacancy: Archivist

Archivist The Angus Library and Archive 1.5 Years, part-time (2 days per week) £20,000-£22,000 pro rata DOE   We are looking to recruit a motivated person with formal qualifications and experience in archiving procedures and practices to fill this important and interesting post. The position will entail: working with the College Librarian, Library Assistant and… Read more »

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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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