Travel Thursday – Taunt and the Thames

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian. This week’s Travel Thursday focuses on adventure a little closer to home, with Henry Taunt’s ‘New Map of the River Thames’ (c.1878)  [Reserve 914.22 TAU] An Oxford-based photographer, Taunt won great acclaim for the high quality and technical skill displayed in his work, and his photographs, sketches and […]

Reading Readers – Jack Davies

Jack Davies, Assistant Lecturer of History and PhD student at the University of Kent, tells us about his research into stately home hospitals during the First World War, notably at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire – the home of the Astor family. My research examines the social and cultural importance of the stately home hospital during the First World […]

The Bee Collection

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian Our collection of printed materials on bees and apiculture brings together the Cotton Collection and the books from the H. Malcolm Fraser Collection, supplemented by books and periodicals from the University Library’s general collections. The collection examines bees and bee-keeping from a variety of angles, providing a fascinating wealth […]

Travel Thursday – Egypt and Nubia

Written by Louise Cowan, Trainee Liaison Librarian This Travel Thursday post features the masterful landscape illustrations of Scottish painter and traveller, David Roberts. Presented in six volumes, both ‘The Holy Land’ and ‘Egypt and Nubia’ [OVERSTONE–SHELF LARGE 34I/07] were published between 1842 and 1849 by F.G. Moon. These hefty tomes contain detailed drawings alongside historical […]