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Written by Ken Smith, library and archive volunteer.
The word ‘Communar’ comes from the Medieval Latin word communarius (communa and the suffix arius), which was a term used for an official who administered a common fund
Written by Ken Smith, Cathedral volunteer
Thomas Willis – the father of Neurology?
Seth Ward - The Star Gazing Bishop
As I write this I am sitting in the Library listening to the soothing regular tick of the Library clock which has recently been serviced and started once more. A label inside the case contains the
Amongst its many treasures, Salisbury Cathedral Library has a number of early books on astronomy. These include some by the Danish astronomer and mathematician Tycho Brahe.
Since July I have been busy cataloguing and rehousing the Choir Collection.
In January I began a project to catalogue records in the Cathedral Archive which relate to prebends and prebendaries.
Time is flying at the moment, it doesn’t seem like two weeks since my holiday, but that’s just what it is and talking of flying our peregrines have fully fledged, all that remains to be done is to