– 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.

Unlocking Archives 6

Lunchtime talk: Unlocking Archives

a new series about current research in Balliol College’s special collections

MSS 260 & 353:

two John Prise manuscripts at Balliol


Prof Ceri Davies, Emeritus Professor,

Swansea University


Wednesday 23 October, 1-2 pm

Balliol Historic Collections Centre

St Cross Church, Manor Road

* all welcome *

Sir John Prise (1501/2-1555), scholar, monastic visitor and Tudor administrator, is connected to two manuscripts from Balliol’s bequest by the 18th century book collector George Coningesby. MS 353 contains Prise’s Commonplace Book and MS 260 contains the text of his Historiae Britannicae Defensio (posthumously published in 1573), an edition of which Professor Davies is preparing.

Ceri Davies is Emeritus Professor of Classics at Swansea University. He was Visiting Fellow at Magdalen College, 2008-9.

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.

2 responses

  1. Jim Brennan

    Thanks, but this has only just arrived -17.34 on 18 Oct. Best wishes Jim Brennan

    October 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

  2. Balliol Archivist

    These are the further particulars – the date, speaker and topic for all three Unlocking Archives talks this term were announced here on 19 September.

    October 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

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