THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders
SCOTTISH CHARITY NUMBER SC042519
Brasenose College
JB studied at Brasenose College, Oxford from 1895 until 1899. JB’s brother William (Willie) also studied at Brasenose from 1900 until 1903 returning from India in the summer of 1909 to complete his BA degree. Both brothers studied Classics and History. JB enjoyed a term as President of the Oxford Union Society. Our archive photographs come from both JB’s and William’s albums.
The Oxford Union Society
The cover of JB’s Oxford Union Photograph Album
Brasenose College
A Common Room
The Oxford Union Library
The Oxford Union
A Reading Room
The Oxford Union
Former Presidents of the Oxford Union with WE Gladstone at centre
One of the College quads
A Room at the Oxford Union
Brasenose College
“The High”, Oxford
High Street with Colleges on the right and the spire of University Church of the Virgin Mary on the left
4th October 1909 - Rowing races on the Thames at Oxford
4th October - Punts on the Stream, Oxford
Quatercentenary Dinner menu card held at the College. JB and WHB were both guests at this “Gaudy” and “John made a very good speech.” “Dinner was very well done and the wine divine” WHB
30th December 1909 - Signed menu card from the Brasenose Anniversary Dinner held in the United Services Club, Calcutta and presided over by Douglas Haig
Autographed menu cards from the 50th Anniversary Dinner of the Oxford Union Society held on 22nd October 1873. It contains the signatures of Lord Selborne the then Lord Chancellor and Lord Salisbury who was Prime Minister for periods in the 1870s.