Writing a thesis? Forthcoming course from the IT Learning Centre

The University IT Learning Centre is offering a course designed to help you to use Microsoft Word when creating your thesis. See below for full details

Maybe your thesis is planned to the nth degree, or maybe it grows organically. Either way you do need to take control of your thesis document before it takes control of you! We can help:

Documents: Managing your thesis

05/06/2017 09:15 – 11:15

Staff £20/Students £10

This course covers special aspects of Word which will help you create and manage your thesis (or any large, formal document).

It will help you understand:

  • Heading numbering schemes
  • Tables of contents (building and formatting)
  • Indexing (manual or using automarking)
  • Cross-referencing using headings or page numbers
  • How to update field codes and bookmarks
  • How to work with footnotes and endnotes (using the tools in Word)

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For Local Historians

Two items of possible interest from the latest bulletin of the Oxfordshire Local History Association :

Victoria County History

New draft reports by the Victoria County History covering Wychwood Forest and Cornbury Park have just been added to the VCH Oxfordshire website. These look at the core area of the royal forest between Fulbrook and Charlbury, which from the 11th to the 19th century provided a covert for the Crown’s deer, a source of timber, coppice-wood and other woodland products and, above all, a vital source of fuel and grazing for surrounding villages. Cornbury (now best known for the Wilderness summer music festival!) was an adjoining royal park throughout the middle ages, before acquiring its present grand house in the 17th century.

Berkshire Record Office

The Berkshire Record Office in Reading holds a good deal of material relating to places now in Oxfordshire but formerly in Berkshire. The archive includes a recently-acquired collection of deeds of clients of Messrs Hedges & Son, solicitors (1708-1951), which relate to properties in Abingdon, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Cholsey, South Moreton, Tilehurst and Wallingford.