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Alumni: Publications & Merchandise

Postmaster & The Merton Record
Postmaster & The Merton Record 2022

Published in the autumn, this annual review of the College’s year is produced by the Development Office. It is posted out to all Old Members round the world. If you would like a copy but haven't received one, please do not hesitate to contact us. For back copies of Postmaster & The Merton Record please email

Recent editions of Postmaster can be found here: 

The Annual Report of the Development Office
The back cover of the Donor Report 2017-18

The Annual Report of the Development Office, formerly the Donor Report provides alumni with information on College finances, and an opportunity to read about how their generous donations make a real difference at Merton.

Recent editions of the Annual Report can be found here: 

Merton Messenger

Merton Messenger is a regular email newsletter sent to all Mertonians once or twice a term, keeping alumni up to date on College news, activities, podcasts, videos, performances and much more. If you are a Mertonian who is not currently receiving Merton Messenger directly and would like to do so, please email

Up to 2016, Merton Messenger took a pdf format and older editions can be found here: 

The Newsletter
Merton Newsletter 2016

Less formal than Postmaster, the Newsletter was published until 2016 and was an annual round-up of College and Development news, together with an introductory letter from the Warden, as well as information about recent and upcoming events.

Editions of the Newsletter can be found here:

750th Anniversary Campaign Report & Donor Roll
750th Anniversary Campaign Report

The 750th Anniversary Campaign Report tells the story of Merton's successful 750th Anniversary Campaign, Sustaining Excellence, which culminated in 2014, and the difference it is making and has made to the College.


To purchase Merton souvenirs please fill in an order form and return it to the Development Office by email or post.


Mellor's College Port (Ruby) £10.50 [delivery unavailable]
College tie (silk) in various designs (striped or crested) £25.00
College red leather book mark £2.00

Postage & Packing UK: included in the prices listed.
Postage & Packing overseas: books £6.00, all other items £3.50.

Download the order form [PDF]. Completed forms should be returned to the Development Office.


CDs recorded by the Choir of Merton College, and Director of Music & Reed Rubin Organist Benjamin Nicholas are available from our online shop, priced at £14.00 each.

Treasures of Merton College
Treasures of Merton College

为了纪念新葡萄8883(中国)官网最新版下载-登录-apple app store的750周年, we published a richly illustrated book featuring archival and architectural highlights spanning the life of Merton College. Treasures of Merton College, published in October 2013, contains an introductory history, together with incisive text from members and friends of the College complemented by specially commissioned photography, revealing the stories behind the formation and growth of the first fully self-governing Oxford College.

  • Treasures of Merton College is available now at £35.00
Merton College: A Longer History
Merton College: A Longer History of the Buildings and Furnishings

Following the popular Short History, Alan Bott (1953, Bodley Fellow) has written a longer, illustrated history of Merton College's buildings and furnishings, including more than 500 plans and illustrations and a foreword Sir Martin Taylor, Warden 2010-18.

Merton College: A Longer History of the Buildings and Furnishings was published in March 2016.

  • Order your copy now for £25 (plus postage and packaging) by contacting The Development Office by email: or telephone: +44 (0)1865 276 316
'The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College' by Tim Ayers
'The Medieval Stained Glass of Merton College' by Tim Ayers

The first full study of the important medieval stained glass of Merton College, Oxford.

  • Full catalogue of all the medieval and later painted glass
  • Fully illustrated
  • Restoration diagrams for the medieval glass establish their authenticity
  • Comprehensive introduction contextualises the glass

Mertonians can order at a 40% discount on the RRP by visiting the OUP website and entering a discount code, which can be obtained by contacting the development office. The reduced price will be £99.00. OUP offers free postage and packaging for all UK web orders of £20 or over.

Other books
Two of the other books available from the Development Office

Merton College: A Short History of the Buildings by Alan Bott £6.00
The Thames and I by Prince Naruhito of Japan £11.50
A History of Merton College Oxford by G Martin and J Highfield, £30.00
The Heraldry in Merton College by Alan Bott £18.00
The Clerk of Basingstoke by Michael Franks £8.00