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Book launch in the Upper Library

On the 12 March 2013 a reception celebrating the publication of James S. Dearden's Library of   John Ruskin took place in the Upper Library at Christ Church. Besides being the perfect setting for an event such as this, the Upper Library was a place John Ruskin knew well as a member of the House, so launching a volume about his own library here was a fitting thing to do.

Appointment of new Sub Dean

Revd Dr Edmund NeweyThe Revd Dr Edmund Newey has been appointed as the new Sub Dean of Christ Church.  He and his family will move to Oxford in July and he will be installed at a service in the Cathedral on 3rd August. 

Installation of Honorary Canons

Honorary Canons 2013Five well known local clergy are to be installed as Honorary Canons of Christ Church at a special service of Evensong on Saturday the 26th of January.

Engraved Gems Exhibition Opening

On the 16 January 2013 a new exhibition opened in the Library at Christ Church...

Engraved Gems and the Classical Tradition

Engraved GemsAlthough gems are modest in size, gem engraving was a major art in antiquity. From the Renaissance on Greek and Roman intaglios and cameos were collected, observed and copied. Scholars could learn about the appearance of gem subjects through publications, often initiated by their almost obsessive collectors, but also through the expanding production of impressions and casts of gems in a variety of materials.

War Memorials Online

WetheredThe details of all those associated with Christ Church who lost their lives in the two World Wars have now been added to the website and can be seen here:

http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral/memorials.

Acclaim for Cathedral Choir CD

The latest recording and CD released by Christ Church Cathedral Choir has been named as recording of the month by musicweb: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2012/Nov12/Handel_Acis_NI6201.htm

Music Study Day at Christ Church

Music Study Day at Christ Church, a symposium celebrating the completion of the online Catalogue of the Music collection (http://library.chch.ox.ac.uk/music/), took place on Friday 2 November 2012.

Tower Poetry Prize 2013

Christ Church, University of Oxford announces the 2013 Christopher Tower Poetry Competition on Friday 9 November at The Marlborough C of E School, Woodstock, Oxfordshire.

Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery

The Christ Church Picture Gallery welcomes Jonathan Marsden LVO, the Director of the Royal Collection and Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, to speak at its forthcoming 2012 Patrons Lecture on Thursday 8th November. 

Jonathan Marsden will speak on The Royal Collection on Show: Fifty Years of The Queen's Gallery.

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