Two Winchester Bibles meet in the Bodleian

14 June 2017 1.00pm 1.45pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Dr Martin Kauffmann and Andrew Honey

Contact:

Felice Vermeulen - felice.vermeulen@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

'The Winchester Bible is a candidate for the greatest work of art produced in England…to have survived nearly 900 years without moving is breathtaking.' Dr Christopher de Hamel

In 2014 Winchester Cathedral brought the first volume of the Winchester Bible to Oxford to begin conservation, digitization and rebinding, and since 2015 this work has continued at the Bodleian Library. Martin Kauffmann (Tolkien Curator of Medieval Manuscripts) and Andrew Honey (Book Conservator) will describe this recent work, and relate the visiting Bible to the other great twelfth-century Winchester Bible in Oxford, the Bodleian's Auct. Bible.

This lecture will coincide with a once in a lifetime display of both Bibles in the Weston Treasures gallery from 10-30 June 2017.

Image: with kind permission, Chapter of Winchester Cathedral

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