Christmas databases

Those of you that have followed the blog for a number of years will remember that we usually finish off the year with a series of festive posts.  This year, as with a lot of other things, we have had to put our pens to one side to focus on adapting to the new normal. … Read More »

An Artefact of the Age of Slavery

About 25 years ago, the library of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1   was largely disbanded, with the contents being given to suitable U.K. research libraries, including the Bodleian Law Library which received many items of a legal nature.  Many of these works date from the 19th century and relate to foreign countries, with… Read More »

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 »