Library and Archives Blog

  • Composer of the Week: Henry Purcell

    Composer of the Week: Henry Purcell

    29 April 2016

    It is believed to be the only remaining handwritten letter still in existence from one of England's greatest composers, Henry Purcell, but rather than being on the subject for which he is rightly so famous today, it is a much more commonplace demand for cash.

  • Mysteries of Shakespeare’s grave uncovered

    Mysteries of Shakespeare’s grave uncovered

    14 April 2016

    A University of Exeter expert will describe his fascinating work to unlock the secrets of Shakespeare’s grave at an event held to mark 400 years since the playwright’s death.

  • Happy Birthday Wilhelm Grimm

    Happy Birthday Wilhelm Grimm

    24 February 2016

    Wilhelm Grimm was born on this day (24th February) in 1786. Ellie Jones spells out the links with the Cathedral's Library and Archive.

  • Exhibition launch to include famous Purcell letter

    Exhibition launch to include famous Purcell letter

    13 November 2015

    The Library and Archives' exhibition opens on Saturday and will include a precious document by English composer Henry Purcell.

  • October 2015 Blog: Micrographia

    October 2015 Blog: Micrographia

    22 October 2015

    Charlotte is on placement in our Library and Archive and is working with Ellie (Cathedral Archivist) on projects surrounding this weekend's Micrographia Day (24th October).

  • April Blog: Shakespeare's Second Folio

    April Blog: Shakespeare's Second Folio

    08 April 2015

    Peter Thomas gives some background to our 17th century 'Second Folio' edition of Shakespeare.

  • Exploring Medieval Seals

    Exploring Medieval Seals

    14 January 2014

    Exeter Cathedral's Library and Archive team are to host a study day for Aberystwyth University's "Exploring Medieval Seals" project.

  • Groundbreaking course to feature Exeter manuscripts

    Groundbreaking course to feature Exeter manuscripts

    23 January 2013

    The School of Advanced Study launches UK’s first online course for deciphering medieval manuscripts

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