– notes, frequently asked questions and useful links from the archivist and curator of manuscripts at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Opinions expressed are the author's own.

Lunchtime Talk:Unlocking Archives 3

announcing the third talk in our series about research in Balliol College’s special collections

Tales of the Unexpected: Mont Blanc to Everest

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Dr Stephen Golding, University College

Friday 24 May, 1-2 pm

Balliol Historic Collections Centre

St Cross Church, Manor Road

* all welcome *

While researching a history of the ‘Chalet des Anglais’ near Mont Blanc, scene of a century of Oxford student reading parties, Dr Golding has made unexpected discoveries about the pioneer mountaineer George Mallory who died on Everest in 1924, adding a new dimension to what is known of this legendary climber’s life.

Feel free to bring your lunch. The talk will last no more than half an hour, to allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and a closer look at some of the Balliol MSS discussed.


27 May update: Many thanks to Dr Golding for a fascinating paper! It will be presented to another audience at a later date, and, we hope, the new research (and photographs) will be published as well, so no summary here. Stay tuned!

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