CMRS is a small educational charity founded in 1975 by Drs John and Sandy Feneley. Since that time, it has remained true to its founders' intentions of providing high quality study abroad semester programme and it has sought to protect and promote the interdisciplinary study of the medieval and early modern periods.
Today, CMRS pursues its founders' vision through a wide and developing range of activities that stretch beyond our undergraduate semester programmes.
For faculty, CMRS provides a haven and meeting place to exchange ideas and pursue individual research interests: CMRS convenes annual faculty conferences and provides the opportunity for faculty to pursue their individual projects with guidance from CMRS as required. For scholars at all levels, it provides opportunities to attend lectures and discussions. In Oxford itself, CMRS funds the CMRS Career Development Fellowship at Keble College and is proud to be the home of the Feneley Library Trust which holds over 20,000 volumes in total dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the medieval and early modern periods, as well as caring for several specialised collections on permanent loan.