A few words on witchcraft from New College Library

Lee, F.G. More glimpses of the world unseen. London 1878. New College Library BF 1251 Lee.

There’s a new display in the New College Library entrance of some of our historic publications that explore the world of witchcraft. These include:

Scot, Reginald. The discovery of witchcraft : proving that the compacts and contracts of witches with devils and all infernal spirits or familiars are but erroneous novelties and imaginary conceptions. London, 1665. New College Library tOD73 SCO

An account of the trial, confession & condemnation of six witches at Maidstone, in the county of Kent. London, 1837. New College Library Y.e.8/11


Unique New College theses going digital

New College ThesesOver two hundred theses from the New College Library collection will soon be available online. We’ve been successful in a small project bid to digitise 200 theses dating 1921-1950.  While later theses are held in 2 copies, one at the Main Library, we believe that New College Library holds the only copy of theses from this early period. Digitised theses will be uploaded to ERA, and the project is scheduled to be complete by January 2015. The New College Theses collection was catalogued online in 2012 as part of the Funk Projects. Please note that from now until January 2015, these theses will be unavailable to users whilst they are being scanned.

Christine Love-Rodgers – Academic Support Librarian, Divinity