Return of Library Globe

By Jane Kirby, Librarian

Last summer, the Library Globe was sent to Scotland to be restored thanks to a legacy from John Webster OB, and we were delighted to see it back again recently. Originally donated to the Library by Hector and Mary Jacks in 1959, the heat of the internal bulb had caused the varnish to dry out and peel off over the years, taking large areas of the world with it.

New maps are no longer produced, so we have opted for a 1971 edition, the closest available to the original. Modern low- energy bulbs should mean that the heat is much less of a problem in future.


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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