Copies of Postmaster & The Merton Record

Alumni: Publications & Merchandise

Postmaster & the Merton Record
Postmaster & The Merton Record 2019

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 and The Merton Record please email

The Donor Report
The back cover of the Donor Report 2017-18

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.

Previous editions:

The Merton Messenger
Merton Messenger, Hilary Term 2016

A window into each term at Merton College.

Previous editions:

The Newsletter
Merton Newsletter 2016

Less formal than Postmaster, the Newsletter is an annual round-up of College and Development news, and includes an introductory letter from the Warden, as well as information about recent and upcoming events.

Previous editions:

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, and the difference it is making to the College.


Most of Merton's souvenirs are available to purchase from the OU Shop. Alternatively, fill in an order form and return it to the Development Office by email or post.

Cards & gifts

Merton College, Oxford 1771 greeting cards £0.75 or 3 for £2.00
Merton from Christ Church meadow, greetings card £0.75 or 3 for £2.00
Postcards £0.50 each
Notecards £0.75 each
Mellor's College Port (Fine Tawny) £10.50 [delivery unavailable]
College tie (silk) in various designs £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 £14.00 each.

Treasures of Merton College
Treasures of Merton College

To mark our 750th anniversary year, 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
Virtual Archive prints

Four new limited edition prints of the College are available from Virtual Archive. The College receives 10% of the sale of each print.

'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

Contemporary Watercolours
A 'Contemporary Watercolours' painting of Merton

Limited edition prints of two fine watercolours of Merton by John Doyle, MBE, President of the Royal Watercolour Society are available from Contemporary Watercolours. A donation is made to the College for every print sold.

A book from Contemporary Watercolours was published in 2005. Artists' Oxford contains new views of the colleges and the University by nine distinguished artists and includes two new watercolours of Merton by John Doyle.

Further information is available from the Contemporary Watercolours website, or via email:

Christmas cards

Christmas cards cost £6.50 for a pack of ten cards. Please specify which designs you would like to order.
(Postage & Packing: UK: £0.90 per pack; rest of the world: £4.95).