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Negatives of images taken by Nigel Oakley as Varsity photographer, with index, 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/Phot.191

Scope and Contents

Cover mainly University and College sports clubs, including rugby, rowing, tennis, fencing; views of buildings such as Wren Library, King's College chapel, Gibbs Building; ballet and acting performances at the ADC; and Poppy Day. Images are described and individuals named on accompanying slips of paper and in a card index. Please use the card index first to identify likely images. No research has been undertaken to identify exactly which images were published in Varsity.


  • Creation: 1953


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Conditions Governing Use

Dr Oakley and Varsity have given general permission for negatives to be copied for research purposes. They require to be acknowledged in the event that any copy is subsequently used in a research publication of any kind.

Biographical / Historical

Nigel Oakley was an undergraduate at King's College, 1952-5.


c. 200 item(s) (c. 200 negatives)

8 item(s) (8 index cards)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

This material was presented on longterm loan by Dr Nigel Oakley on 11 May 2010.


Oakley, Dr Nigel

Finding aid date

2010-06-07 16:13:38+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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