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Ellie Jones

Ellie Jones

Ellie Jones was appointed Cathedral Archivist in 2011, having undertaken a master’s degree in Archive Administration at Aberystwyth, and working as a project archivist at the University of Exeter’s Special Collections and at the Norfolk Record Office. She is responsible for maintaining the long term care and accessibility of the Dean & Chapter’s extensive holdings […]

Advent Lyrics from the Exeter Book

Advent Lyrics from the Exeter Book

By Ellie Jones The Exeter Book – the great and unique collection of Anglo Saxon poetry which has been at Exeter Cathedral for nearly 950 years – begins with a section of poems known as The Advent Lyrics. The Advent Lyrics explore the themes of Christ’s coming to redeem humankind and the Virgin Birth and are […]

International Archives Day on 9 June

International Archives Day on 9 June

Every 9th June is International Archives Day, a chance for archive services across the world to try and increase awareness of the importance of archives.   Exeter Cathedral Archives may have temporarily had to close its doors to the public, but it still continues with its business of collecting, preserving, and giving access to the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives retains full accreditation status

PRESS RELEASE: Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives retains full accreditation status

Exeter Cathedral Library and Archives are proud to announce that they have retained full accreditation status from The National Archives. In 2014 the Library and Archives at Exeter were the first Cathedral establishment to receive the prestigious award of Archive Service Accreditation from the Archive Service Accreditation Panel. To retain this status there is a […]

Colour Our Collections 2020!

Colour Our Collections 2020!

As part of the annual #colorourcollections / #colourourcollections initiave, Exeter Cathedral’s Library and Archive is joining with museums and libraries around the world in offering free colouring sheets taken from items in our collection. Cathedral Archivist Ellie Jones invites you to download, colour and submit (via Twitter or Instagram @ExeterCathedral, for example) your own colourings […]

Older than the Cathedral: Exeter’s Oldest Manuscripts – CANCELLED

Older than the Cathedral: Exeter’s Oldest Manuscripts – CANCELLED

Established in 1050 by Leofric, the first Bishop of Exeter, Exeter Cathedral is home to a number of original Anglo Saxon manuscripts. The most widely known of these is undoubtedly the Exeter Book of Anglo Saxon Poetry. However, there are also Saxon charters in the Archives, and in the Library there is a 10th century […]

Exeter Cathedral’s Anglo-Saxon manuscripts

Exeter Cathedral’s Anglo-Saxon manuscripts

This is a big year for Exeter’s Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. Between October 2018 and February 2019, the British Library, London hosted the exhibition ‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War.’ This landmark event brought together almost 180 items gathered from across the world, including three from Exeter Cathedral Library & Archives. In advance of a summer of events […]

World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018

The recent tradition on World Book Day (1st March) is for schoolchildren to dress as characters from their favourite books. Whilst the Cathedral’s Library and Archive does have an extraordinary range of texts and characters,  Ellie Jones – Cathedral Archivist, has picked a more educational volume from the shelves to share: “A plain and short […]

Colour Our Collections

Colour Our Collections

As part of the annual #colorourcollections / #colourourcollections initiave, Exeter Cathedral’s Library and Archive is joining with museums around the world in offering free colouring sheets taken from items in our collection. Cathedral Archivist Ellie Jones invites you to download, colour and submit (via Twitter or Instagram @ExeterCathedral, for example) your own colourings of these […]

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