Oxford Centre for
Founded in London in 1851 as
Westminster College and moved to
present site outside Oxford in 1959.
Important Methodist library and archives
open to researchers. Wesley Historical
Society Library and Westminster
College archives relate to history
and development of Methodism.
Also Methodist art collections (such as Modern Art) based here.
Additional visitor information
Meals and accommodation available
NB Regional Wesley Historical / Methodist History Society collections
Several of the regional Methodist historical societies also have extensive library and archive collections. Notably, the library of the Wesley Historical Society (Yorkshire) comprises over 16,000 items and is deposited as a Special Collection of the University of Huddersfield Archives, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH
or see: www2.hud.ac.uk/cls/archives/specialcollections
Similarly, the North East WHS collections are deposited at the "Lit & Phil" Library in Newcastle and those of the Cornish MHS with the Royal Institute at Redruth.
Westminster Institute of Education,
Oxford Brookes University
Harcourt Hill Campus
Oxford OX2 9AT
Open to researchers Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm. Advance notification of visits requested. Meals and accommodation available on site.
WHS Librarian: Dr John H Lenton
Research Fellow: Dr Peter Forsaith
Tel: 01865 488319
Getting there [SP490048]
Bus: Service U1 from Oxford city centre.
Train: Nearest station Oxford.
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