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Access to the College Archives

Thank you for your interest in the Brasenose College Archives.

The Archives are open to all researchers who are interested in the history of the college, its members, estates and buildings. Many of the archives can be made available for research, by prior appointment. The Archives Office is situated next door to the Library, at the top of the Old Quad Tower. Please be aware that access is via a steep staircase, so do let us know if you require alternative arrangements.

If you have a research enquiry please email [email protected] and we will endeavour to answer your questions as quickly as possible.

In accordance with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, we have made some important changes to our Privacy Policy. This can be found at Please contact the Archivist on [email protected] if you have any questions.

The College reserves the right to charge for the provision of paper and digital copies of the archives, as well as for the retrieval of large numbers of College records from off-site storage.

Archives Staff

Fellow Librarian - Professor Simon Palfrey

Archivist - Helen Sumping [email protected] 01865 277 826

Enquiries about the archives

We welcome visitors to the Archives by prior appointment. For enquiries or to book an appointment, please email [email protected]

Please see Guides to the Archives which will tell you more about the collections

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Please visit the Library and Archives Blog for updates and news about the collections

Please visit the Library and Archives Flickr site to see images of some of the collections