The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History (OCMCH)

Promoting historic links between Oxford Brookes University and the Methodist Church through archives, artworks, publications and research.

Digital – Launch of Methodist Portrait Prints

New for December 2019, we’re excited to announce our latest major digitised resource for the study of Methodist heritage. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ocmch/albums Methodist Portrait Prints provides access to over 2,000 historic portraits … Continue reading

December 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – UK Disability History Month: Bishop Benjamin Hoadly (1676-1761)

UK Disability History Month 2019 emphasises the roles of disabled leaders through history and their struggle for acceptance. In this blog post, Professor William Gibson puts the spotlight on an … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – William Thomas Forshaw, V.C. (1890-1943)

  The first official two-minute silence for Armistice Day was commemorated in London 100 years ago, on 11 November 1919. To mark this anniversary, this post explores the story of … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – US Civil Rights campaigner visits Westminster College, 1965

This October, Oxford Brookes University is celebrating Black History Month. A recent discovery in the Centre’s archives reveals that at the height of the US Civil Rights Campaign a lecture … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – Westminster College Chapel Silver

The OCMCH is currently celebrating the 60th anniversary of the arrival of Westminster College students at their new buildings in Oxford, now the Harcourt Hill campus of Oxford Brookes University. … Continue reading

September 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Research – ‘Archives & Research’ series

The Centre is very pleased to announce the launch of ‘Archives & Research’, a new series of introductory guides to our rich collections of archives, artworks, and printed material. Appearing … Continue reading

July 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – Westminster College War Memorial added to National Database

The Westminster College war memorial, located in the chapel at the Harcourt Hill campus of Oxford Brookes University, has been added to the national War Memorials Register. This ambitious project … Continue reading

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – ‘Floreat Westminsteriensis’ and ‘Be Prepared’

In the days before national student Scout movements it is often believed that universities and Scouting operated entirely separately from one another. Recent finds in the Westminster College archives, however, … Continue reading

April 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

Digital – Methodist Conference Cartoons, 1930s

  The 1930s was a high time for British humour. It was the era of Punch, of 1066 And All That, of saucy seaside postcards, of David Low’s Evening Standard … Continue reading

November 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Archives & Library – ‘Archives of the College’ report and the creation of the Westminster College Archives, 1974

Ongoing work to organise uncatalogued material in the Westminster College Archives has revealed documents that pinpoint the creation of the college archives. On 5 February 1974, the Westminster College Library … Continue reading

September 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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