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Photo M Jewel
Exhibition - The Hylle Jewel

Wenceslaus IV, King of Bohemia and of the Romans: The Beautiful Style around 1400

 

The Hylle Jewel in the form of a crowned Lombardic initial M was gifted to College in 1455 by the Hylle family of Winchester. This silver gilt ornament - showing the annunciation - set with a diamond, rubies, emeralds and pearls, is thought to date back to 1350 and its craftsmanship is remarkable. 

 

The Jewel is currently on display at the Imperial stables of Prague Castle in an exhibition documenting the life of Wenceslaus IV and his court, through the gothic style art of the time. It also commemorates the 600th anniversary of his death (1361-1419). 

 

News and Events
Civil War Ramparts Plaque
New College Commemorates Civil War
The Pope Gives Birth: from Giovanni Boccaccio, De mulieribus claris (Bern, 1539), New College Library, BT1.128.23(2), fp. LXXIIIv
New College Notes - issue 11 now published
Kimber Wing with plaque covered by New College cloth
Kimber Wing - new Accessible rooms opened
New Quad
Multi-million pound plan for a new quad

The new buildings will include 108 student rooms on its Savile Road site, with a new entrance created on Mansfield Road.

This is a genuinely exciting plan, creating a stunning piece of architecture, and will for the first time enable us to house all undergraduates who wish to live in College accommodation.
New College Notes

Cyprian in England

The tale of an early 13th-century, English manuscript probably done by Cistercian monks . . .

 

New College Library, Oxford, MS 130, f. 40v

 

New College Library and Archives, Oxford
 
New College Library, Oxford, MS 130, f. 40v