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Here at The John Rylands library we’re having a week-long celebration of the nose in honour of Red Nose Day 2015 on Friday 13th March. The Team will be using social media to post a different nose image from our collections each day – some arty, some historic and some irreverent, all in support of Comic Relief. It was a difficult task choosing which noses to use as our collections covered so many different types. Please keep a nose out for them and support us at #jrlimages.

The Four Noses of Brasenose College-Herbert Hurst. R77284

The Four Noses of Brasenose College – Herbert Hurst. R77284

Not to be sniffed at we’re starting with The Four Noses of Brasenose College. The brazen probably refers to the door knocker in the shape of a nose and dates back to 1509.