Black History Month

Browse the following links to discover how the University of Oxford, the University’s Faculty of Law, legal institutions, the Inns of Court and law societies are marking Black History Month this year. Explore the range of events (many online) listed by the University, Black History Month and Blacknet, several of which celebrate Black excellence in… Read More »

Welcome to our 2020-2021 Students

A warm welcome to the Law Bod – but things are a bit different this year, as we seek to keep our community safe from covid-19. Principally, please understand you must have booked a place in the Law Library in advance (Link to booking page). Also, when you first arrive for your booked period, please report… Read More »

Keeping the University Reading

All the Bodleian Libraries are currently closed (to both readers and staff) until further notice, following the guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England. We are very grateful that a number of publishers have given current UK university members temporary access to additional online resources to help us all keep studying! (For Oxford… Read More »

LGBT+ History Month

During February, the Bodleian has arranged for trials of the three eResource packages below. OU members of all disciplines are invited to see if they could help their research or study, and send any feedback to their subject librarians. Archives of Sexuality and Gender: Gale Cengage.  Until 04/03/2020. http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/permalink/f/89vilt/LGDBaz/32674793 This resource spans the sixteenth to… Read More »

Edible Dormice, Christmas and the Law

Picture 1 The fat (or edible) dormouse (glis glis) might seem a surprising choice of Christmas animal: after all, it would usually be safely asleep from September until May, but it is an animal with a strong Oxford connection, thanks to the Mad Hatter’s tea party in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865). This… Read More »

The Running of the Deer

Being old enough to remember when Hart Publishing was first established in Oxford (1996 – since 2013 it has been an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing), it was (almost) natural that the line about the deer in the carol The Holly and Ivy, would make me think of that publisher’s logo. Surely this must make a… Read More »

Here comes Santa paws

After wrapping up the Getting to Know the Law Bod series we are now getting into the festive spirit and bringing you our annual Christmas blog offerings.  Like with previous years (a good summary with links through to each year can be found here for the curious) we have a theme and this year it… Read More »