Today we have a guest post from Will Shire, Assistant Librarian at Magdalen College, Oxford, who has been helping to catalogue new acquisitions to the Chantry Library collection. Will has catalogued a whopping 97 items for us so far, for which we are extremely grateful! Here, he picks out some of his favourite finds. For... Continue Reading →
Happy Oak Apple Day!
It’s May 29th: Restoration Day (in the past a public holiday) - or more popularly Oak Apple Day, in tribute to the colourful account of the future Charles II escaping from the Parliamentarians after the Battle of Worcester by hiding in an oak tree. While not all book/paper conservators will necessarily celebrate the restoration of Charles... Continue Reading →