The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History

The Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History

Monday-Thursday 11am – 4pm

Our main Reading Room is not fully accessible (stairs lead to its front door), but on-campus arrangements can be made

What is expecting you!

Our Building

Our staff

Professor William Gibson, Director

Dr Daniel Reed, Public Engagement Manager & Research Fellow

Thomas Dobson, Collections, Digitisation & Research Officer

Dr Peter Forsaith, Research Fellow

What you will find!

What we collect

We collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the Methodist Church in Britain, particularly in the twentieth century. We also collect material relating to one of our pre-existing collections (such as the artist James Smetham or Westminster Training College), and material relating to nonconformity prior to 1738.

Created in 1978, this is a gold plated squash ball created for the opening of the College’s new squash courts.

Most Unusual Item: Our “Golden Snitch” – A gold plated squash ball from the opening of Westminster College’s squash courts in 1978.

Our catalogue and online resources

You can find out more about the services we offer on our website.

Find our catalogue and other materials on our blog.

See on you available digital collection here.

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