Thursday, June 27, 2013

Teachers! We need you!

Would you like your students to engage with exciting primary resources, such as this fifteenth-century Nuremberg Chronicle?

Please read our Teacher Information Sheet

With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and The Baptist Union Newington Court Fund, we would like to see more people from a wider cross section of society using The Angus. We aim to help people engage with the heritage of the nation and the Baptist denomination, taking advantage of the true value of this wonderful collection.
We would like teachers to be involved both in the development stage and the testing of new educational resources. We will be creating National Curriculum Resources for Key Stage 3 and 4, covering subjects such as: 

·         The Victorians and non-conformists
·         Trade in the Edwardian period
·         Colonialism
·         The Slave Trade 
·         Religious liberty and tolerance
We will also be offering the opportunity for year 10/11 and A-Level students to gain first-hand experience using the archive. We would like to foster the students’ curiosity, helping them to develop independent study skills which are vital for university.  

Cultural Partnership Opportunity
The recent review of Cultural Education in England revealed the importance of schools making links with cultural organisations. Such partnerships offer students the opportunity to take part in academically and socially enriching activities outside of the classroom. We would like to work with teachers and schools to provide accessible and inspiring learning experiences within the library and archive setting. If you would like to discuss the possibility of forming a partnership with The Angus, please contact our Learning and Participation Officer, Katie Pearce, on:

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tips for using The Angus Library and Archive

We've been making flyers for our Open Days at Regent's Park College, including information and tips on how to use The Angus Library and Archive and some interesting facts about our collection. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

           Interested in running an Archiving for the Future course in your area?

At The Angus Library & Archive we are in need of volunteers to help run Archiving for the Future courses in churches across the UK.

We are looking for anyone with experience in training others, or with knowledge of archiving, to present our Archiving course to prospective groups.

Full ‘train the trainer’ training will be provided, as well as Archiving for the Future training for those coming from a different background.

Own transport is desirable as well as an understanding of religious history in Britain.

Would suit those with the ability to engage with others, and an interest in conserving the history of faith communities.

For more information, or for an application form, please contact:, 01865 288 142

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meet our Team!

Emma Walsh has been the College Librarian at Regent’s Park College since 2008. She has qualifications in both library studies and theology. This job brings together the two main areas of her experience as a Librarian and a Baptist Minister. Although her strangest job has been as a fish monger!

Julian Lock has been part-time Archivist (looking after the library's collections of unpublished material) since 2005, having also done editing work, written for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and - a long time ago - done a doctorate in Elizabethan religious history.

Emily Burgoyne has been the Library Assistant at The Angus since 2009, having previously worked at the Oxfordshire Records Office. Emily has a History BA, and drinks copious amounts of tea.

Anja Clark joined us in February 2013 as our Library/Project Administrator. She has a degree in German and Italian and has experience working in administration in the banking sector in London.

Katie Pearce joined us in April 2013 as our Learning and Participation Officer. She has an MA in Nineteenth-Century Studies and has experience volunteering with young people in the museum and heritage sector. 

Nathanael Hodge has been volunteering in the archive since 2011. He works at the Mills Archive in Reading and is currently studying for an MSc in Archive Administration.

Georgiana Datcu started as an Archive Volunteer in May 2013. She has an MSc in Marine Biology and also volunteers at the Natural History Museum in London and Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

John Jeffs joined us in May 2013 as an Archive Volunteer.  He is a retired actuary with an interest in history and has recently completed the Oxford University course for the Undergraduate Diploma in English Local History.

Blanca Verdía joined us in May 2013 as a Research Volunteer. She has an MA in Historiography and a PhD in Victorian Historiography and Religion. She has experience working as a teacher and volunteering in schools and museums of Oxford.

Jasmine Ansari has recently joined the Volunteer team at the Angus Library. Jasmine has wide experience of working in theological and specialist libraries. Her interests are in Pluralism and Interfaith studies. She has language skills in Indic/Arabic.

Mariam Noueiri joined us in May 2013 as an exhibition research and interpretation volunteer. She has an MSc in Cognitive Brain Imaging and also volunteers with dementia patients.

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities at The Angus, for further information please email:

Rev. Dr. Joseph Angus

Rev. Dr. Joseph Angus left what is now the core of The Angus Library and Archive collection to Regent’s Park College. Rev. Dr. Joseph Angus was a Baptist minister and educationist; he was Principal of Regent’s Park College from 1849 to 1893.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Project Newsletter June 2013

Our first Project Newsletter is now available!

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