Front Quad

John Wesley

John Wesley was a Fellow of Lincoln from 1726 until he resigned his fellowship on his marriage in 1751. This exhibition sheds light on Wesley's time at Lincoln by bringing together a wide variety of material from the College's historic collections: letters and other documents from the College archives, books from the Wesley Collection and the Senior Library, and artefacts such as portraits and silver that still form part of College life.

Wesley's election in the College Register
17th century wall art in Wesley’s former rooms
Benefactors' payments
Rector Euseby Isham, Wesley's friend and colleague
Rector Euseby Isham
Wesley's collegiate routine
Wesley's collegiate routine
Wesley's letter of resignation
Lincoln in Wesley's time
The Wesley Room at Lincoln College
The Wesley Room
Morgan's silver decanter
Westley Hall's silver
John and Charles Wesley hymns, 1761
Wesley's first published sermon
A New Spiritual Christmas-box pamphlet
Wesley's walking stick
Wesley's letter to former student