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Reading the Reformation : Philipp Melanchthon TAGS: | | | | | Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) was born on 16 February 1497, to become a Greek scholar and Protestant theologian, and a powerful force in Reformation debate. A colleague of Luther’s at the University …Continue reading →

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Reading the Reformation : John Fisher TAGS: | | | | | New College Library’s collections provide a rich resource for and about Reformation theology and its readers. One of these readers was John Fisher  [St John Fisher] (c.1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and martyr …Continue reading →

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Reading the Reformation : Luther TAGS: | | | | | On 14, 15 and 16 February 2017, the Cunningham Lectures at New College will mark the 500th Luther anniversary, with lectures by Professor Kaufmann covering Europe, Reformation and Luther. New College …Continue reading →

Reformation Revisited TAGS: | | | We were pleased to host a recent visit from the Friends of the Reformation Museum in Geneva at New College Library. The Friends were delighted to be able to view a selection …Continue reading →

Treasures of New College Library – Andrew Melville’s Bible TAGS: | | | | | One of the pleasures of being a librarian is the serendipity of discovering something special on the shelves whilst engaged in looking for something completely different. Whilst looking at materials about the Congregational …Continue reading →

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Manuscripts on display for Elizabeth Melville Day TAGS: | | | | | From Monday 16th June to Friday 27th June manuscript work by Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross is on display in New College Library. Two rare examples of early modern women’s writing are displayed together for …Continue reading →

King James Bible, 1611

In the beginning was the word : Bibles at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | | Yesterday we were pleased to welcome staff and students on exchange from Dartmouth College, USA to a classroom session viewing items from New College Library’s historic Bibles collection. Examples included a …Continue reading →

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Scotland’s last saint : St John Ogilvie TAGS: | | | | | The 10th of  March is celebrated as the feast day of St John Ogilvie in the Roman Catholic Church. The only post-Reformation saint from Scotland.  John Ogilvie (1578/9–1615) was born …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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New College Library’s earliest Bible TAGS: | | | | | | | | This Greek New Testament Novum Testamentum Graece, is the earliest Bible held at New College Library. It was printed in Strassburg in 1524, and in his preface the printer speaks …Continue reading →

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The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives...
Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session...

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