Past Fellows

Durham Residential Research Library has welcomed a number of scholars at all stages of their career to work on the collections in Durham. Here are the thoughts of a few previous visiting fellows.

Elizabeth Biggs
Lendrum Priory Library Visiting Fellow (University of York, England)

I was delighted to be awarded a Lendrum Fellowship to work at the Durham Residential Research Library and to be part of the fantastic research community around these collections. My research would not have been possible without the fellowship, because the books I am working with are specific to Durham Cathedral in the sixteenth century, and offer important clues about what happened there during the Reformation. Durham is enormously fortunate in its collections because such a large proportion of its pre-Reformation books stayed in the region, whether in the Cathedral collections or gathered into the library at Ushaw, and it has great pleasure to be a part of the DRRL.

Karly Kehoe
Holland Visiting Fellow (St Mary’s University, Canada)

My Holland Fellowship at the DRRL was amazing. It provided me with easy access to outstanding archival collections and gave me the opportunity to discuss new research directions with Durham University colleagues. There is no question that my work will benefit significantly from the research that I was able to undertake there. I am so grateful for the experience.

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John McCafferty @jdmccafferty
29 Apr 1672: the body of John Cosin Bishop of #Durham is taken to the chapel of Auckland Castle for burial #otd - he'd died in Pall Mall #London on 15 Jan 1672. His extraordinary library is still intact at Palace Green #Durham (Peterhouse, University of Cambridge)