We met yesterday with the Bursar from All Souls College, Thomas Seaman and their property agent from Cluttons Sam Graham.
The College has rejected our proposal for running the library.
Disappointingly and surprisingly the college has gone for a developer who wants to develop the building by putting in flats and would be willing to offer a small space to us.
When we met with the College in August we had the impression the College wanted to keep the building in community use and was not prepared to see it developed into flats and we tailored our proposal accordingly.
We will meet with this developer next week to see if there is any room for negotiation.
There is also another bid being prepared by a developer that would be much more generous to us (in terms of space and terms) and this will be with the College on Monday.
Once we know what is on offer we will be having a public meeting to share these details with you and to find out how you want to proceed,
The Guardian has an article on the latest from the campaign.