Oxford Centre for
Founded in London in 1851 as
Westminster College and moved to
present site outside Oxford in 1959 and merged with Oxford Brookes University in 2000.
Important Methodist library and archives
open to researchers. Wesley Historical
Society Library and Westminster
College archives relate to history
and development of Methodism and other collections about the history of Methodism in the 20th century.
Also Methodist art collections (such as Modern Art) based here.
Additional visitor information
Meals and accommodation available
NB Regional Wesley Historical / Methodist History Society collections
of the regional Methodist historical societies also have extensive
library and archive collections. Notably, the library of the Wesley
Historical Society (Yorkshire) comprises over 16,000 items and is
deposited as a Special Collection of the University of Huddersfield
Archives, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
or see: www2.hud.ac.uk/cls/archives/specialcollections
Similarly, the North East WHS collections are
deposited at the "Lit & Phil" Library in Newcastle and those of the
Cornish MHS with the Royal Institute at Redruth.
Oxford Brookes University
Harcourt Hill Campus
Oxford OX2 9AT
Open to researchers Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm. Advance notification of visits requested. Meals and accommodation available on site.
WHS Librarian: Dr John H Lenton
Research Fellow: Dr Peter Forsaith
Tel: 01865 488319
Library catalogue: capitadiscovery
Getting there [SP490048]
Bus: Service U1 from Oxford city centre.
Train: Nearest station Oxford.
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