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Magdalene College Old Library – Public Opening, including Ferrar Papers Exhibition

The Library rooms will be open to the public for viewing on the First Thursday of each month in Spring 2020, 11am to 1pm. 

As well as enjoying the historic, book lined rooms, visitors will be able to see displays of items from the College in First Court since the 15th Century, in what was the medieval Prior’s residence. You can view more information about the Old Library online at [].

The small displays referred to in the poster on the left to Huntingdonshire LHS members, particularly the April one to those who read the article on Virginia Ferrar by David Ransome in the last issue of Records or earlier papers by David on the Ferrar family published online in [Local History Articles] page

In addition to the Old Library, the College also houses the Pepys Library which is a separate library. 

Christmas Social 2017 – New Date Thursday 7th December

This year the Christmas Social will be on the evening of Thursday 7th December in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall. We will be catering as last year but if anyone would like to contribute by providing snacks, cakes or mince pies please bring them along on the night but please let Rosemary Smith know. 

May Weekend 2017 – Exploring the Cotswolds

The Society weekend away for 2017 has been announced, we will be ‘Exploring the Cotswolds’ from  Friday 12th May to Monday 15th May 2017.

Day 1 we will visit Waddesdon Manor, a magnificent house in the style of a French chateau, and Compton Verney a Capability Brown landscaped park and an independent art gallery.

Day 2 in the morning we visit Burford village, a beautiful Cotswold town with an interesting connection to our own Oliver Cromwell and his treatment of his disgruntled soldiers and a group of Levellers. In the afternoon we visit Snowshill Manor, a unique house full of the extraordinary treasures collected by its owner Charles Wade

Day 3 we go back in time to the Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the grandest villas in the country. The afternoon we will be free to explore Cirencester.

Day 4 we start with a visit to Hidcote Gardens, one of our finest country gardens. In the afternoon we visit Broughton Castle, a fortified moated manor near to Banbury. Broughton was one of only 20 houses to be awarded five stars by Simon Jenkins in his book ‘England’s Best 1000 Houses.

For full details of the weekend please click on the following Exploring the Cotswolds 2017

A booking form can be downloaded by pressing [FORM] and printing the form.