Lucy Kelsall will reveal some of the discoveries she has made over the past year while cataloguing ca 3000 items in the library of Nicholas Crouch, a 17th century student and then Fellow of Balliol. Crouch annotated many of his books, and his collection in Balliol College Library demonstrates his wide-ranging interests in subjects of the day, particularly medicine.
Unlocking Archives is an interdisciplinary graduate seminar series of illustrated lunchtime talks about current research in Balliol College’s historic collections. The Historic Collections Centre in St Cross Church is next door to Holywell Manor and across the road from the English & Law faculties on Manor Road. These talks are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch. There will be time for questions and discussion following the talk, and a look at some of Crouch’s books.