As all viewers of ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’ know, there is no ‘J’ in the Latin alphabet. In Hunter’s Trustees’ catalogue (and in the earlier catalogues compiled in Hunter’s lifetime), there is no separate section in MR 3… Read More ›
This category was used for posts created by special collections staff before August 2016. Since then all posts are categorised as Archives and Special Collections posts.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we take a look at her love of music and investigate its influence on her written works. ‘Without music,’ Jane Austen wrote in Emma, ‘life would be a blank to me.’ … Read More ›
29 June 2017 is the 85th anniversary of the birth of the critic, educator and poet Philip Hobsbaum. To mark the occasion, we are publishing a detailed catalogue of the Group Papers (MS Hobsbaum C) His entry in the Oxford… Read More ›
One name dominates Hunter’s library catalogue in the ‘G’ section of William Hunter’s library: Galen.
Galen (129-c. 210) was a Greek philosopher-physician who summarised anatomical learning up to his time and added his own observations on human anatomy based on dissections of monkeys and pigs. Galen was influenced by the theory of the humours advocated by Hippocrates and other ancient Greek physicians.
Blog post by Jessica Watson, an MA Honours History of Art student on placement in Special Collections. I was selected to undertake an eight-week long placement with the Special Collections department of the University library as part of my art… Read More ›