One man’s quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of ‘big data’ and our reliance on search algorithms to make sense of it all.
A generous award will allow King’s College to catalogue and conserve an important part of an outstanding collection of rare books given to the College by George Thackeray, a former Provost. Behind the Thackeray Collection lies an intriguing and tragic personal story.
An exhibition based on the collection of Victor Skipp, a local historian whose art hoard contained everything from 18th century Mughal miniatures to minimal 20th century art, has recently opened at Kettle’s Yard.
For 20 years architectural historian Dr James Campbell waited for someone to write a definitive book about libraries. When he decided to write one himself, his research took him to 82 libraries in 21 countries. The Library: A World History is much overdue but well worth waiting for.
In the second of a new series of short articles exploring images from around the University, we look at the 15th-century prayer book owned by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother to Henry VII and foundress of St John’s College.
In the first of a new series of short articles exploring images from around the University, we look at the 12th-century Bury Bible from the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College.