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Magdalen Library Seminars

31st May 2011

You are warmly invited to this term’s Magdalen Library Seminar, at which participants will have the opportunity to see some of the College’s early books and manuscripts in the Old Library and to find out about their history. This event is open to all.

Monday 6 June, 6th week

5.30pm followed by refreshments

The Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford

‘John Foxe’s Library at Magdalen’

Professor James Carley, York University, Toronto

We are delighted, for the second in our new series of Magdalen Library Seminars, to welcome Professor James Carley. Distinguished Research Fellow at York University, Toronto, James Carley is a specialist in the history of manuscripts, the early Tudor period, and sixteenth-century book culture in England. He has been working on the library of the historian, John Foxe, author of the sixteenth-century bestseller that came to be known as ‘Foxe’s Book of Martyrs’, and a fellow of Magdalen College until his resignation in 1545. Through Foxe’s son, Samuel, some of that library is now at Magdalen. Professor Carley will talk about Foxe’s books at Magdalen, partnering his faculty talk earlier in the term on those books that did not end up with the College.