O'Donnell lectures in Celtic Studies, University of Oxford

Scope and Content

O'Donnell lectures, 1955-90.

Administrative / Biographical History

At the request of Charles James O'Donnell, the subject of the O'Donnell lectures can be British or Celtic elements in the English language or in the existing population of England. The first O'Donnell lecturer was J.R.R. Tolkien, who was appointed in 1954.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The lectures were transferred from the English Faculty Library, University of Oxford, c.1995.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.

Corporate Names