Our links with GLAM

Reuben College shares some of its main building with the Radcliffe Science Library and the Museum Collections, Teaching and Resource Centre (CTRC). This creates a genuine – and unique – partnership between an Oxford college and GLAM, the University’s Division for Gardens, Libraries and Museums.

There is great mutual benefit to this co-location: 

  • Library readers can enjoy facilities that better meet the needs of 21st-century science in a refurbished building;
  • Reuben College members gain access to the expertise and resources of a specialist on-site library and a museum collections centre holding some of the world’s most significant collections;
  • Bodleian and museum staff will be able to work in partnership with researchers and graduate students on areas such as open science, public engagement with research, open access and research data management.

Our students and researchers are encouraged to take full advantage of this partnership to access the full benefit of GLAM's learning and research resources, as well as develop innovative teaching methods and public engagement initiatives that can enhance the influence and impact of their own work.

In 2021, we launched our Reuben-GLAM Seminar Series, which includes occasional events throughout the academic year that aim to generate conversations among academics and librarians, curators, and artists to highlight the research and engagement potential of the University’s extraordinary collections held across its gardens, libraries and museums.