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Massey College

Massey College was built and furnished by the Massey Foundation in 1963 to house graduate students pursuing advanced studies or professional degrees at the University of Toronto. It provides a congenial intellectual environment for the exchange of opinions and ideas. Members of the College form a multidisciplinary and diverse community that includes distinguished senior scholars, eminent members of society beyond the academic world, and junior fellows. Facilities include the Robertson Davies Library, named for the Founding Master, which maintains research collections in the art and history of the book as well as a working collection of wood & metal type and five nineteenth-century iron hand presses and other printing equipment in its Bibliography Room. The presses are used for teaching purposes to provide students with an understanding of printing technology and book production, and there is a printing apprenticeship program for BHPC students. The College’s mission defines, perpetuates, and celebrates, within and without the University, three powerful ideals – the unity of knowledge, the international nature of learning, and the bond between theory and practice.

Upcoming Events

  1. Orientation for incoming students

    Monday, September 25 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. The Sixth Annual J. R. de J. Jackson Lecture: Lisa Gitelman (New York University), title to be announced

    Thursday, September 28 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  3. Jessica Brantley (Yale University), title to be announced

    Thursday, November 2 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
  4. Librorum

    Wednesday, December 6 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  5. Alexandra Gillespie (University of Toronto), “What Was the Cost of Books in Chaucer’s Time?”

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 @ 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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