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My dear Playfair TAGS: | | A guest post from Eleanor Rideout, Helpdesk Assistant – New College Library One of my favourite things about working with historical collections is the unexpected find, like this letter of …Continue reading →

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Travel writing from the Holy Land : The William Fulton Jackson Collection TAGS: | | | | A post by guest curator Suzi Higton, School of Divinity The books of intrepid travel writers whose adventures span from Jerusalem to Cairo feature throughout the collections at New College Library …Continue reading →

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Steps towards equality in New College Library Class Photographs TAGS: | | | | | A guest post by Chloe Elder, New College Library Special Collections Digitisation intern From the depths of New College Library’s archives, a selection of class photographs from 1857 to 1930 has been …Continue reading →

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Iona Community 75th Anniversary display at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | | In May 2013 the Iona Community is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its foundation, and the 1450th anniversary of Columba’s arrival on the island of Iona.  The Iona Community was …Continue reading →

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J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) : Missionary and Ecumenical Pioneer TAGS: | | | | | | | | Today, 16 May, is the anniversary of the death of J.H. Oldham. Joseph Houldsworth Oldham (1874-1969) was a missionary and pioneer of ecumenism. The organising secretary for the 1910 World …Continue reading →

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Science and religion : a natural history #ILW2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Innovative Learning week kicks off at New College Library with a chance to see some of the scientific books in New College Library’s Special Collections and find out where they …Continue reading →

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UK Press Online now on trial TAGS: | | | | UK Press Online is now available on trial to University of Edinburgh users, accessible on campus or off campus via VPN via the eresources trials webpage. The trial ends on …Continue reading →

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Walking with Angels? Exploring Death in Modern Scotland TAGS: | | | | | | | | There are still places available at the forthcoming conference on Death in Modern Scotland , 1855: beliefs, attitudes and practices at the School of Divinity, New College Edinburgh, on 1-3 …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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The Hammond Organ in history TAGS: | | | | | Today, 11 January, is the anniversary of the birth of Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond organ. New College Library holds this pamphlet, The Hammond Organ, published in the 1930s,  in …Continue reading →

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Voyages of Discovery In this weeks’ blog post we are pleased to welcome our newest member of staff,...
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