Duke Humfrey’s Night is the Friends’ key fundraising event named after one of the first major donors to Oxford’s University Library in the 15th century. The event creates an opportunity to sponsor a recently acquired special collections item(s) and material in urgent need of conservation. The previous three events have raised a total of £150,000 and we are hoping to repeat that success this year.
There are a variety of items available for sponsorship in 2015, details of which can be found in the Duke Humfrey's Night catalogue.
The sums that we need to raise range from £75 to £22,440, but all donations, however modest, are gratefully received. Sponsors may opt to cover the total cost of an item or share it with others, either as a personal donation to the Library, a tribute to a friend or partner, or in memory of a loved one. A bookplate naming the donor, or a person or institution the donor wishes to honour, will remain with the item in perpetuity.
We invite you to make a meaningful contribution to learning by sponsoring one or more acquisitions or conservation projects. We advise a quick response to avoid disappointment in securing the item you wish to sponsor.
Donations may be made until further notice by contacting the Friends’ Office:
The Administrator, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG
T: 01865 277234
Alternatively, donations may be made online.