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Congratulations to our Divinity Graduates and Dr Rowan Williams TAGS: | | | New College Library staff would like to congratulate all the Divinity students who will be graduating today, Friday 4 July, and wish them well for the future. Celebrating with them …Continue reading →

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From slave trader to ‘Amazing Grace’ – John Newton TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Today marks the anniversary of the birth of John Newton, Anglican clergyman and hymn writer. This volume from New College Library’s Special Collections tells his remarkable story. The Authentic narrative …Continue reading →

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Connected histories : digital resources for British religious history TAGS: | | | | | | | | Just been exploring the Connected Histories project website which  brings together digital resources of early modern and nineteenth century British materials with a single federated search. The Research Guide to …Continue reading →

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The Rescue that never was – remembering Holocaust Memorial Day #HMD2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Holocaust Memorial Day marks the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945, and remembers those who died in the Holocaust and under Nazi persecution, and during subsequent genocides, …Continue reading →

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To fast or feast? Celebrating Christmas in the eighteenth century TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Many folk will be going to Christmas lunches and parties this week – including New College Library staff. Outside our office window the Edinburgh Christmas fair is in full (and noisy) swing, celebrating the …Continue reading →

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A prayer for a pudding? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | 25 November 2012 is traditionally Stir Up Sunday, when cooks plan to make their Christmas puddings so they have time to mature before eating on Christmas Day. This tradition is …Continue reading →

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Collections

Default utility Image Sydney Goodsir Smith Stands for Rector In 1951, students voting for a new Rector of Edinburgh University faced a choice between...
Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern...

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Default utility Image Spotlight on Fiddles at St Cecilia’s Hall Guest post from Olivia Thorne, a museums placement student at St Cecilia’s Hall As a...
Default utility Image Finding my way around the map and atlas collection We catch up with Helen, our Projects Conservator at the University Collections Facility (UCF), in...

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