Radcliffe Observatory Quarter


The University’s plans for the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site currently include a Humanities Divisional Centre (to which most Humanities faculties will move), a new home for the Mathematical Institute and a library serving the academic faculties/departments relocating to the site

It is intended that, following the ‘model’ of existing faculties libraries, the Library will principally serve the taught-course needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students whilst also providing core reference works, primary texts and study space to support research students as part of the Humanities graduate study centre planned for the site.

In specialist subjects such as Slavonic and Oriental Studies unitary teaching/learning and research provision will be made and the library will provide the opportunity to bring together dispersed collections in Linguistics and Film Studies.

A Radcliffe Observatory Quarter site Library Consultative Group has been set up consisting of representatives from academic departments and librarians.

A presentation was made to the Consultative Group  by James Legg, Head of Humanities Division Libraries, on Monday, 12 February 2007. The presentation is included below, which updates the November presentation.

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