Category Archives: People

International Women’s Day

“On International Women’s Day, let us all pledge to do everything we can to overcome entrenched prejudice, support engagement and activism, and promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.” UN Secretary-General, António Guterres This year, the UN’s chosen theme is  “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030” and women’s economic empowerment in… Read More »

The St Cross Building and its architects

As we begin preparations for our participation in “Oxford Open Doors” in September, we realize that many people may not be aware of the commemorative book that we published for the 50th anniversary of the Law Library last year.  The book included an architectural introduction which is reproduced below. The entire book (Celebrating 50 Years… Read More »

Monroe Price – More than just a legal scholar

Readers of this blog will probably know of Monroe Price as a prominent legal scholar, chiefly in the area of media law.  He was the founding director of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, and the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme was named in his honour.  His… Read More »

National Libraries Day 2014 – Behind the Scenes at the Law Library

As it’s National Libraries Day on 8th February, I’m taking you for a quick tour behind the scenes at the Bodleian Law Library so that you can see some of the work we do when we’re not helping out in the reading rooms. This is the Information Resources office. When new books and journals arrive,… Read More »

Ian Hislop’s Olden days

After seeing the Official Papers collection on our libguide Official Papers: A guide to the collections, Wingspan Productions approached the Bodleian Law Library  to investigate filming census material from the Parliamentary Papers open shelf collection. After a busy week of arranging the filming and getting the material ready,  filming went ahead on Saturday 2nd November. … Read More »