Category Archives: law

Silent Night

By Penny Schenk A silent night is sometimes the exception rather than the rule, and aggreived parties will, on occasion, turn to the law. In a 2012 Jersey case,  Fernando v Minister for Health and Social Services, the owner of a property containing nearly 200 parrots won his appeal against a noise abatement order. The… Read More »

Little Donkey, Away in a Manger and the Nativity

Little donkey, little donkey                                        Had a heavy day Little donkey Carry Mary safely on her way… By Francesca Marsden Little Donkey was written by English songwriter Eric Boswell, and topped the UK charts for several weeks at the end of 1959. The carol, telling of Mary’s journey to Bethlehem on the donkey, is ever-present in children’s… Read More »

We Three Kings

We three kings of Orient are. Bearing gifts, we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star…‘ By Madeleine Lawson ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are,’ also known as ‘The Quest of the Magi,’ is a nineteenth-century carol by Reverend John Henry Hopkins Junior.  (Click here for a rendition of the song… Read More »

O Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us! They are green when summer days are bright, They are green when winter snow is white. O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree, Your branches green delight us! It is amazing to think that this carol in its original form is not really about Christmas… Read More »

Indigenous Peoples and the law (and a useful new LibGuide!)

By Francesca Marsden I thought that I would take the opportunity, having done a lot of research for my soon-to-be-published LibGuide on the topic, to share a few interesting pieces of international legislation and highlight a significant case concerning indigenous peoples that I discovered along the way. Also, it may be a (not so subtle) attempt draw attention… Read More »

Riparian law

By Penny Schenk I’ve been wanting to write a post about riparian law (relating to legal rights of land owners on the bank of a watercourse) for some time, and a recent case provides an interesting window (or should I say porthole?) into this area. Disclaimer: I’m the Law Library IT officer, not a lawyer or… Read More »

Category: law

Legal databases and how to get at them

By Katherine Steiner Kat here – Information Resources trainee at the Law Bod. Since starting work here last September, I have had lots of chances to delve into some of the weird and wonderful resources the Bodleian Law Library and the Bodleian Libraries generally have to offer. Despite doing my undergraduate degree here in Oxford,… Read More »