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New in the Library: underwater archaeology

Oceans Odyssey 2, ed. Greg  Stemm & Sean Kingsley presents the results of the discovery and archaeological survey of ten deep-water wrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. Includes from the Western Approaches and western English Channel: a mid-17th century armed merchantman, the guns of Admiral Balchin's Victory (1744), the mid-18th century French privateer La Marquise de Tourny and six German U-boats lost at the end of World War II; from the Atlantic coast of the United States: the Jacksonville 'Blue China' wreck of an East Coast schooner lost in the mid-19th century with a load of British ceramics and clay pipes. Discusses the promise of deep-sea wrecks, the technology needed to explore them and the threats from nature and human intervention; challenges to managing underwater cultural heritage and proposed solutions for curating and storing collections.

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Early Closure for the Battle of Britain

The Société Jersiaise Office will be closing early on Thursday the 14th of September for the Battle of Britain Air…

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New in the Library

On our recent trip to Saint-Malo we were presented with a fascinating and beautifully-illustrated book on the history and social…

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Library CLOSED Friday

The Library will be closed on Friday 19 May so that staff can attend the Société Jersiaise visit to the Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de l'Arrondissement de Saint-Malo (SHAASM). Apologies for any inconvenience.

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Sale of surplus book-stock and ex-Library books in the Members' Room 12-15 pm. Tea and coffee available. Library closed 12-3 pm.

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Liberation Day 9 May

The Société Jersiaise is closed for Liberation Day. However if you are visiting this week, you are welcome to browse the large collection…

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