Book Sale!

Here at OCC we’re all gearing up for the Book and Paper Group Conference  in Oxford next week. Come say hello to us at the Chantry stall, where you can browse the catalogue and buy some books!


We’ve got lots of duplicate copies for sale at heavily discounted prices. All journals are £2 each, 3 for £5, and books are priced individually (from £5 – £10). Check out some choice titles here, and find many more at the stall on the day.


See you at break time on Monday and Tuesday!





New Book — British Oak Galls

This new-to-Chantry book by Edward Connold, author of British Vegetable Galls, and Gleanings from the Fields of Nature, has just been donated to the Chantry by Sandrine Decoux, Exhibitions Co-ordinator at the Bodleian Libraries. It is illustrated with 68 superb full-page plates, 21 insets, and 17 small drawings… of oak galls!


Today is the last day for our fantastic library volunteer, Cathrin Wieduwild. Cathrin took a break from her studies and has been in Oxford for the past two years. She is now returning to Germany to finish her MA in painting conservation. Cathrin has been involved in making sure the Chantry book collection has bookplates, bar codes, and is properly labelled – she leaves the library in tip top shape! Many thanks, Cathrin, and we hope your studies go well!

Cathrin Wieduwild

Enthroned Prince Reading


In 2000, Judith’s mother, Bobbie, presented to the Ashmolean Museum this illuminated page from the late-sixteenth/early-seventeenth-century work, The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existence, by Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini, from her daughter’s estate. Judith worked as a paper conservator at the Ashmolean for 24 years.