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From the Library of G.D.H. Cole: Daniel Defoe, William Cobbett & William Morris (National Libraries Day 2016)

You may wonder what the author of Robinson Crusoe and a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood have to do with the social sciences… The foundation of Nuffield College Library was the personal library of G.D.H. Cole, which the College purchased in … Continue reading

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Nuffield College Library at Oxford Open Doors 2015

On Saturday the 12th of September, Nuffield College Library was open to the public as part of the Oxford Open Doors weekend. Visitors were free to explore the library and learn about our work. There was an exhibition by Library … Continue reading

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Historical election material and propaganda

As May 7th draws ever closer, we thought we would take a look in the Nuffield College Libary archive collections to see what election material and propaganda consisted of in the days before social media, televised leaders’ debates, twenty-four hour new … Continue reading

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From the archives – G.D.H. Cole and Nuffield College Library

  G.D.H. Cole was born on 25 September 1889 and died on 14 January 1959. He married Margaret Postgate in August 1918. Cole came to prominence in the years shortly before the First World War. Along with S.G. Hobson and … Continue reading

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From the archives – Nuffield College’s architecture

This post continues our series on the library’s archives and is accompanied by a display on the college’s architecture, which is currently available to view in the library. In 1937, Lord Nuffield gave £900,000 and the site that Nuffield College … Continue reading

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Explore your archive week – 10th-16th November 2014

As part of ‘Explore your archive week 2014’, this post looks at the archive collections at Nuffield College Library, taking in some of the smaller, quirkier collections.  The archives are used for a wide range of research: family and corporate history, … Continue reading

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