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World Book Day, or the World in a Book

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Music in the Margins: A Tour through Lincoln’s Collections









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Spot the Lincolnite: the “King’s Great Cause”

“Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived”

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Humf’s album

The College marked the centenary of the end of WW1 with an exhibition featuring items from the Archive as well as the private collection of Julian Mitchell, Clerk of Works. The exhibition has benefited from donations received in the last year, including one item which came very recently.

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Initial impressions: a trail of 15th century books in Oxford College libraries

On Friday October 19th Lincoln welcomed over 100 visitors to an afternoon of incunabula (the earliest printed books) in Oxford college libraries. Read more

Lincoln Unlocked is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Foster will be a Visiting Researcher with the study centre for the next three years.

Andrew Foster, BA, DPhil, FRHistS, FSA, FHA is an ecclesiastical historian who has published widely on bishops, cathedrals, parishes, clergy and churchwardens of the early modern period.  Andrew is active in both the Royal Historical Society (having served as a Vice-President) and also the Historical Association (for which he chaired the Public History Committee).  He is currently working on two major projects: (1) a collection of the correspondence and papers of Archbishop Richard Neile for publication by the Church of England Record Society, and (2) a two volume history of the dioceses of England and Wales, c.1540-1700. Read more

The John Wesley Lecture: Re-imaging John Wesley

The image of John Wesley has been iconic beyond Methodism during and after his lifetime. On 22 May 2018, Lincoln hosted the annual Wesley Lecture, organised by the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History. Dr Peter Forsaith (Oxford Brookes University) delivered his lecture to a capacity audience in the Oakeshott Room. Read more

Unlocking the Senior Library: Edmund Audley’s gift

This term’s Unlocking event looked at the first major donation to the College library in the 16th century: a collection of manuscripts and incunabula (books printed before 1501) given by Edmund Audley, Bishop of Salisbury (c.1439-1524). Read more

Accounting for Souls: Lincoln Unlocked Lecture, Trinity Term 2018

On 3 May 2018, Lincoln College welcomed Professor Robert Swanson (Emeritus Professor of Medieval Ecclesiastical History, University of Birmingham) and over forty guests to the Lincoln Unlocked Lecture. Entitled ‘Accounting for Souls in Pre-Reformation Oxford: Lincoln College, All Saints and St Michael’s at the Northgate’, Professor Swanson enlightened the group on the relationship between the two collegiate churches and Lincoln College as their corporate Rector. He also described the complexities of navigating this relationship by drawing on examples for his research in the College Archive and beyond. Read more

Robert Flemyng (c.1417-1483) and the Arrival of the Renaissance in Lincoln

On Wednesday 7th February, we welcomed our Hilary Term Lincoln Unlocked lecturer, Dr David Rundle. He addressed Vivian Green’s statement, in The Commonwealth of Lincoln College, 1427-1977 that

The greatest donor [of manuscripts] was the founder’s nephew, Robert Fleming, Dean of Lincoln, a man of conspicuous taste and culture… His princely gift, including many classical and humanistic works, made Lincoln’s holding momentarily the finest in Oxford, second only to that of the University Library itself. (pp.173-4) Read more