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Unlocking Archives MT 2015

Lunchtime talk: Unlocking Archives

a seminar series about research in Balliol College’s special collections

‘Swinburne, Balliol and the pursuit of books’

Dr Rikky Rooksby

Monday 19 October 2015, 1-2pm

Balliol Historic Collections Centre

St Cross Church, Manor Road

* all welcome *

In this illustrated talk Rikky Rooksby discusses the life and legacy of the Victorian poet Algernon Charles Swinburne and the poet’s connection with Balliol, and relates the story of his own Swinburne book collection which is now part of Balliol College Library. He also reflects on thirty years’ experience of book-collecting.

Feel free to bring your lunch. The talk will last about half an hour, to allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and a closer look at some of the Balliol special collections material discussed.

Questions? library@balliol.ox.ac.uk

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