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Teaching and Teaching Support

Early Printed Books

The staff members of the Department of Early Printed Books and Special Collections support the teaching programmes of various schools and departments within the College. Students and their tutors are introduced to the special collections held in the care of the Department, providing an opportunity to view early printed material related to a particular area of study.

Sessions are held in the Department’s reading room or in a classroom setting in the Old Library. In addition, the Department runs its own printing press for teaching purposes.

Our collections provide rich resources for study across an array of subjects, e.g., literature, languages, classical studies, history, and the history of art and architecture. Teaching support is organised in conjunction with academic staff and can be arranged by appointment with the Department.

A member of EPB staff will be present at all teaching sessions to ensure correct handling of materials. Academic staff should give as much notice as possible to facilitate this.

Manuscripts and Archives

Manuscripts and Archives can provide services for academics wishing to use manuscript material for teaching. This includes a private teaching area within the Library for one hour, a pre-agreed selection of manuscripts, and supervision by a member of the Manuscripts and Archives staff. To apply for this service contact us at least one month ahead of the proposed teaching session to discuss arrangements.

Manuscripts and Archives staff are also available to give introductory lectures on the collection or parts of the collection. For further information contact us.