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Name of Library: Methodist Studies Unit

Address: The Wesley Centre, Oxford, Westminster Institute of

Education, Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill, Oxford


Town: Oxford

Telephone: 01865 488319

Fax: 01865 488317

E-mail: wco.archives@brookes.ac.uk

Website: http://www.brookes.ac.uk/wco

Alternative names

Wesley Historical Society Library (institution formerly known as Westminster College, Oxford)


Peter Forsaith

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

Researchers and students into aspects of Methodist-related history

Terms of access

By appointment

Opening hours

09.00-13.00, 14.00-17.00

Disabled access

Flight of stairs. All facilities can be made available at the main campus library, which has full

access provision



Reference only



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Microfilm, microfiche, archives, portraits, prints, cuttings, photographs, artefacts

Volumes added per year



Methodist history, Wesleyan theology, local studies

Special Collections

Wesley Historical Society Library


Westminster College archives; AVEC church and community archive; Oxford Institute of

Methodist studies archive; collection of pictures and papers of James Smetham; papers of

Rev. Donald English; Papers of Rev. Bill Gowland

Research resource

General and local (British) Methodist history; biographies of Methodist ministers, preachers,

laity; the Wesley family; Methodist Conference publications; denominational yearbooks and

Catalogue Type

Computer, card

URL of catalogue


Other facilities

Photocopying, scanning, some online access

Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 2

Future plans


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