JUST IN: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR COLLECTIONS – PROCEEDINGS OF 2021: A PEST ODYSSEY, THE NEXT GENERATION.  If, like us, your new year’s resolution includes tackling that pile of conservation reading, you might want to check out this new title. To whet your appetite, see the recent book review by OCC’s Head Conservator, Jane Eagan,... Continue Reading →

Season’s Greetings!

It's that wonderful time of the year, and we're looking out on a bright frosty scene from the Botanic Gardens, near the Chantry Library. We wish you all the best for the season, and although the Library is closed now, we'll be back again in January 2023 to greet you warmly.

Autumn Accessions

The Chantry Library recently received two new donations from Jesus College Librarian Owen McKnight. Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom and National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II by Caroline Shenton. The first has arrived just in time for... Continue Reading →

Judith Chantry – behind the scenes

Judith Chantry working in her small conservation studio at the Ashmolean The Chantry Library is named after artist and conservator Judith Chantry (1943-1999), who began her career as a children's librarian in Sheffield after gaining her librarianship qualification. Judith soon followed her love of art, moving to London to train as a paper conservator, and... Continue Reading →


OCC is very pleased to announce the reopening of the Chantry Library from October 1st, with our new part-time librarian, Mrs Marjory Szurko. Marjory has worked in many Oxford College library collections and has a wealth of experience in running libraries. She also has a passion for creating sweet dishes and cakes from historical recipes.... Continue Reading →

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