Oxford Open Doors, 7 and 8 September 2018

The Bodleian Law Library is participating in Oxford “Open Doors” on Friday and Saturday, 7 – 8 September 2018.  (Open Doors is organized by Oxford Preservation Trust, and events continue on Sunday though the Law Library will not be open on that day.)  The purpose of the weekend is to enable a wider public to… Read More »

Law French – When Law and Language Collide

I can guess what you thought when you looked at today’s date! Ah 31st May, the anniversary of the execution of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria.  No? Okay, fair enough. However back in 1076 this date was taken as the end of the Revolt of the Earls.  It was arguably the end of Anglo-Saxon Britain.  As… Read More »

Major purchase of Hart ebooks

The Law Bod is delighted to be able to announce that the Bodleian Libraries have negotiated the purchase of all the e-books included in the package Hart Publishing Law Collections 2014 – 2017 in perpetuity from Bloomsbury Professional  This purchase means that 380 Hart books which previously the Law Bod held in print are now also available online.… Read More »

Battleship

This Christmas, perhaps you’re hoping to find a battleship in your stocking. Perhaps you’re thinking you might just sail out into open water and randomly fire to see if you can hit a neighbour’s ship. It would be foolhardy to take such a journey only to begin the New Year in a holding cell, so the… Read More »

Cards against Humanity

I do not agree with what you have to say but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)*   Cards against Humanity, a relatively new game that we were not over familiar with, but it was one that featured in the top ten and so we felt obliged to… Read More »

Murder in the Library!

‘Cluedo’, (or ‘Clue’ as it is known North America), is an all-time classic favourite board game in the murder mystery genre.  Originally manufactured in 1949 by Waddington’s, it is now owned by the American giant Hasbro.  It has had many reissues and updating of characters, most recently with the tragic death of Mrs White –… Read More »