Come and take a book (or two) away, in return for a small donation (or a big donation if you like!)
Monday, 20th June, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Trevor Roper Room, History Faculty
The History Faculty are having a book sale by donation. Details as follows from Susanne Heinrich, Assistant Graduate Officer:
We managed to extract about a third of the late Hubert Stadler’s books from his house and would like to make them available to historians. The books are mainly academic, in English, and most of them in connection with medieval history, but not exclusively.
The idea behind this venture is to support students, and we will give any proceeds to the Hubert Stadler Scholarship Fund which supports History graduates. So, we welcome any size donation in exchange for a book – and if you are a poor student who puts £1 in the pot then we have supported a History student as well!
Although most books are quite ordinary, there is one which is bit more special:
Cornbury and the Forest of Wychwood, by Vernon Watney, 1910, leather bound, 32 x 40 x 8 cms, 296 pages. This book is available for sale on Amazon and ABE for around £300, but we have a reserve price on it of £100. We will be holding a silent auction for this book and you can submit your bid either online (this is where you can see more pictures of the book) or in person on Monday, 20th June in the History Faculty, until 12.30pm. Alternatively, you could just email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not disclose any of the information about bids to anyone, and will destroy all collected data after the event. The highest bidder will be asked to contribute the promised amount to the Hubert Stadler Scholarship Fund which supports graduate students, before collecting the book.
The book can be viewed during standard office hours in the Graduate Office.
Do come and browse through the books on the 20th and tell anyone who might be interested. Any remainder will go to Oxfam in Turl Street.