People’s Stories

in the Library and Archives of New College

The collections of manuscripts, rare books, and archives at New College, Oxford, are famous the world over, holding the finest collection of medieval manuscripts and incunabula (15th-century European imprints) of any of the Oxford colleges. The earliest treasures date from the eleventh century, with more manuscripts surviving from the medieval library of New College than from that of any other Oxford or Cambridge College. The New College Archive is one of the finest in private hands in this country, containing evidence of college endowment, administration, and finance, right from the outset.

View some of the fabulous manuscript, rare book, and archive treasures of New College, Oxford, and learn about the people, stories, and histories which created them – and which they themselves helped to shape.

Library and Archives staff will guide you through the exhibition and answer any questions.

Entrance is free

Image: The Chaundler Manuscript (1462–1464) New College Library & Archives, Oxford, MS 288, fol. 3v


Jul 15 2023


12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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