The College Archives include a wide-ranging collection of photographs, prints and drawings of the College buildings, alumni, students and events. Some of these images were copied as a part of a project to celebrate the College’s 125th Anniversary in 2008 and a digitisation project has now been set up to digitise the most popular images.  The majority of those images recently digitised are of College sports teams, dating from 1886.  Much needed conservation of the original material is also in process.

A selection of the most popular images is now available as part of a Picture Gallery to provide a representation of the entire collection. Please contact the Archivist to ask about other similar images.



College buildings

Views of the buildings showing the development from 1882 onward; also  includes aerial views

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Masters and Fellows

Includes photos taken on Election to the Fellowship



Images of individual alumni

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Boat Club

From very earliest photograph of 1883 and includes Lent and May Boats, often with mascots

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Rugby Club

From 1886

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Football Club

From 1886

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Tennis Club

From 1886

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Matriculation groups

Freshers from 1910

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Selwyn Family

Bishop George Augustus Selwyn, his son, Bishop John Richardson Selwyn, second Master and other members of the Selwyn family

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McEldowney Collection

Photo albums and other papers belonging to “Mac” who was involved with the Boat Club for so many years

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Boat Club blades, oars and trophies, Second World War tin hats and other memorabilia


Useful links  

Details of the College Archives are available via the online catalogue, Janus

Images from the Archive collections used for the regular Archive Image of the month feature are available via the Alumni pages on flickr and information about Alumni events is available here

Image of Masters and Fellows held in the College Pictures Collection with many on permanent display in the Hall and Senior Common Room are available on the BBC Your Paintings website