James Currey Collection Open Day

Location: Douglas & Catherine Wigdor Room, St Cross College

Date: Friday 29 April 2022

Time: 14:00-17:00 (BST)

Booking: Please register by completing the form


St Cross College will be holding an open day to showcase its James Currey Collection from 14:00-17:00 on Friday 29 April in the Douglas & Catherine Wigdor Room, St Cross College.

James Currey has been called "The Godfather of African Literature", whose publishing house is responsible for producing a vast amount of academic books, journals, and other literature about Africa.

The Collection comprises a complete set of first editions of every book published by the James Currey imprint, primarily literature on African history and politics, and continues to expand under the undertaking from the publishers Boydell and Brewer, who have agreed to provide the St Cross Library with every new first edition for at least the next 10 years.

The entire catalogued Collection will be available to view throughout the Open Day - academic scholars and other specialists across the fields of African history and politics will have an invaluable opportunity to engage with this flagship body of research.

There will be refreshments available during the day. In order to attend and to assist with numbers for catering, please do register.

For further details and any queries, please contact the Senior Tutor (Academic Affairs & Programmes) at joanna.ashbourn@stx.ox.ac.uk.