Lunchtime talk: Unlocking Archives
a new series about research in Balliol College’s special collections
Dr Ross McKibbin
Senior Research Fellow,
St John’s College
Thursday 25 July, 1-2 pm
Balliol Historic Collections Centre
St Cross Church, Manor Road
* all welcome *
Feel free to bring your lunch. The talk will last no more than half an hour, to allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and a closer look at some of the Balliol MSS discussed.
Another in Balliol Special Collections’ Unlocking Archives talk is coming up on Thursday 25 July; beat the ‘heat’ with a refreshing lunch hour in a cool stone building.
Dr McKibbin was Tutor in History at St John’s 1972-2005 and is now a senior research fellow at St John’s. His research interests are in late nineteenth and twentieth century British history. The diaries of Harold Nicolson (1886-1968), of which Balliol owns the surviving volumes for the years pre-1930 and the complete typescript originals for 1930-1963, are among the most frequently and thoroughly consulted of Balliol’s modern personal papers collections – both because they form a fascinating picture of a man and his times, and because the editions of the diaries that have appeared thus far are very heavily edited. There is still much to discover….
The next Unlocking Archives talk will be in October.