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Minute Books of the Ralegh Club


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Comprises three minute books containing some term cards, menus, seating plans and other loose papers.


  • Creation: 1913-1971


0.3 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. 5721/1, fol. 1].

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MSS. 5721/1-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 5721


Minute books of the Ralegh Club, 1913-1971.

Biographical / Historical

The Ralegh Club, named after Sir Walter Ralegh, was founded at the University of Oxford in 1913 to discuss the politics of the British Empire and later of the Commonwealth. It held regular meetings during University terms and was addressed by eminent speakers including T.E. Lawrence and M.K. Gandhi. Its activities were suspended during the two world wars and it appears to have wound up in the late 1970s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited by Kenneth Kirkwood on behalf of the Ralegh Club in 1979.

Related Materials

Bodleian Library: MS. Photogr. c. 572. fols. 76-77 Photographs of the Ralegh Club, 1913 and 1920


Catalogue of Minute Books of the Ralegh Club CMD ID 5721
Lucy McCann
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom