News from the Archives


  • The papers of Dr John Shakeshaft, recently given to the College Archives by his executor, have now been catalogued. Prior to adding the catalogue entries to the Janus website, please contact the Archivist if you would like to view these papers.

  • The College's larger photographs are currently being re-packaged into acid free archive boxes to aid their long term preservation. The Archivist hopes to continue the re-packaging project in the coming months with a focus on the storage of the College blazers within the Archive collection.

  • The College's collection of oil paintings can now be viewed online via the Art UK website (formerly Your Paintings). If you have any questions about the paintings please get in touch with the Archivist.

Recent accessions       

  • Music Society Records
  • College Athletics Club blazer and tie, 1957
  • Papers of R. C. Evans, Fellow of the College 1947-1977
  • Papers of J. R. Shakeshaft, Fellow of the College 1961-2015
  • Photograph of a supervision being given by Dr Sydney Smith, 1972
  • Memories of Gostlin House 

Can you help? 

The College is always pleased to receive donations of material that relate to the College. Please get in touch with the Archivist if you think you have material that may be of interest.

Currently, the Archive is particularly seeking the following:

  • Material relating to the College and its members during the First and Second World Wars;
  • Records of the JCR, especially the JCR Suggestions Books for 1945 onwards; **September 2017: the JCR suggestions book for 1971-1973 has been located**
  • Material relating to College Balls;
  • Student Society records, including termcards and photographs. 

Online Images

Each term, to publicise the College's archive holdings, the Archivist will be making a small selection of images of documents from the College archives available online. For Michaelmas Term 2017, the you can see the College's blazer collection, which was repackaged over the Long Vacation.

Previous Images

Earlier sets of online images can be seen here.