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News

Cooking the books

Voltaire is said to have remarked that, ‘England has a hundred religions and only one sauce’ – our heritage collection suggests otherwise. This year, we are celebrating Heritage Open Days (10-19 September 2021) with a book display in the Outer Library curated by one of our members, Tony Rhodes.

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The Royal Record

Our collections are full of surprises. August's Book of the Month was discovered by one of our volunteers, Tony Rhodes, while working on the heritage collection in the Outer Library.

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Weather reporting at the Devon and Exeter Institution

Rain, rain, go away, come again another day ... Are you wondering where summer is? From January 1817, one of the most important tasks of the Librarian at the Devon and Exeter Institution was taking twice-daily readings from the Institution's barometer and thermometer and recording them in a meteorological register.

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Out of the woods

Though we are not quite out of the woods yet, we are delighted to welcome back our members and volunteers - and to meet new members.  Our summer display in the Outer Library is a selection of poetry inspired by trees and spanning four centuries, from Robert Herrick’s ode to the willow to A. E. Housman’s celebration of the blossoming cherry – the loveliest of trees.  Our display is organised in collaboration with Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives to celebrate Love Your Burial Ground Week, 5-13 June 2021.

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