History

I’m now a proud custodian of these three important records of Mansfield College history–Mansfield College, Its Origin and Opening by Robert William Dale et al. (1889), The Life of Andrew Martin Fairbairn by William Boothby Selbie (1914) and Mansfield College, Oxford: Its Origin, History and Significance by Dr Elaine Kaye (1996).

There’s something reassuringly immutable about words printed on paper. The specter of an Orwellian revisionist hell runs heavy at the back of my mind.