A Catalogue of Trinity's Manuscripts

A magnificent new catalogue of Trinity’s manuscripts, The Medieval Manuscripts of Trinity College, Oxford: a descriptive catalogue, has been launched in College.

There is a chance to see some of Trinity’s medieval manuscripts at a special exhibition, from 8 to 11 May, to mark the catalogue launch .

The catalogue describes in detail the ninety-three medieval manuscripts now in the college’s collection, as well as twenty-four fragments found in use as the endleaves in bindings of early printed books in the college’s Old Library.

The author, Professor Richard Gameson (1982), was present at the launch and gave a brief introduction, along with Trinity’s Fellow Librarian and the President of the Oxford Bibliographical Society,  and a number of the manuscripts were on display in the Danson Room, using the Old Library’s new display cases. This formal launch followed a preview event for Old Members and Friend held in December.

The catalogue, which is part of a series produced by the Oxford Bibliographical Society, was made possible through the generosity of an Old Member of Trinity, Noel Staines (1945), whose initial donation in 2009 enabled Trinity to commission the work. Thanks to his sustained support, the resulting volume contains fine colour photographs and has been produced to a very high standard.

For more details and to obtain a copy of the catalogue, contact the Alumni & Development Office.

Some of the manuscripts on display at the catalogue launch

Posted: 3 May 2018

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