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Annual lecture

Directors of Colclough Centre with Dr Sam RaynerA fascinating second Annual lecture for the Stephen Colclough Centre took place on 1st of May 2019. The Centres’ directors wish to thank this year’s guest speaker Dr Samantha Rayner for giving such an interesting and entertaining talk to a full audience at the Hen Goleg, College Road. The title of Sam’s paper was “The Romance of Bookselling: the Value of Bookshops, Past and Present”.

Publication date: 11 June 2019

Twm Sion Catti

Y Digrifwr, Casgliad o Gampau a Dichellion Thomas Jones, o Dregaron yn Sir Aberteifi. Yr hwn sydd yn cael ei adnabod yn gyffredin writh yr enw Twm Sion Catti – Hefyd Chwedlau Digrif Eraill. 1813

Publication date: 27 March 2019

Eleri Cwyfan and Cerddi Bangor

Publication date: 30 May 2018

Pat Kelly and the Pinnacle Club

Highways and Byways in North Wales by A. G. Bradley (published 1898), is one of the antiquarian books gifted to the University by the Pinnacle Club. This gift compliments two other collections: the Climbing Club Collection and the archive of Dr Anthony Stewart Gervais Jones which have also been donated to the University.

However, what makes this edition of Highways and Byways in North Wales of particular interest is the handwritten inscription on the front page: To The Pinnacle Club, For Pat (HMK), 1936

This inscription relates to Emily Kelly, or Pat as she was known to everyone, the founder of the Pinnacle Club and has been written by her husband: Harry Mills Kelly (HMK).

Publication date: 1 March 2018

The Mediaeval Courts of Love - blog article by Shan Robinson

Vyvyan Holland was born in London 1886 under the name Vyvyan Oscar Beresford Wilde. He was the son of the notorious author and playwright Oscar Wild, imprisoned and convicted of the charge of "gross indecency" due to his homosexuality in 1895. After a very public court case, Vyvyan’s mother, in an attempt to protect her boys, moved them abroad and changed their names.

Publication date: 15 January 2018

From Venice to Bala: The Journey of a Hebrew Bible

Some items that we discover in Bangor’s collections are steeped in mystery and just waiting for an interested individual to come along and investigate. One such item is Daniel Bomberg’s Hebrew Bible dated 1521Daniel Bomberg’s Hebrew Bible dated 1521.

Publication date: 17 October 2017

Week 4 The project is now at an end

The project is now at an end. The books are fully digitized, including the book plates and hand-written notes.

1st Volume from PTIP170144: Copied in by John Ingleby1st Volume from PTIP170144: Copied in by John Ingleby

Publication date: 23 August 2017

Bearing a message from Lancaster.

To quote Pennant: “I now return to the subjects that occasioned this digression; and to give some account…” --- of what has been happening on the project. I’ve been digitizing the pictures from the first volume of Pennant’s Tours in Wales, after finishing cataloguing the existing images.

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Pennant Tours Internship: Daisy Wrightson

Daisy Wrightson is a BA Music Undergraduate at Bangor University who has just started on a 4 week internship with the Library and Archives Service. She will be working on a pilot digitisation project centred on the extra-illustrated volumes of “A Tour in Wales” by Thomas Pennant. These rare volumes record the journey made by Pennant through Wales between 1773 and 1776.

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Interview with Shan Robinson, Special Collections Co-ordinator

Publication date: 13 July 2017

Student Intern begins cataloguing project

Publication date: 30 May 2017


Welcome to the Stephen Colclough Centre Blog.

Publication date: 22 May 2017