Undercover: a look inside the Bodleian Blackwell Collection

17 May 2016 1.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Rita Ricketts

Contact:

The Administrator, fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

The B H Blackwells (Sir Basil and his father) were fiercely patriotic, yet incensed by the mindless slaughter of the Great War and by the social injustice and poverty that met its survivors. Taking this as one of the themes for her latest book, Scholars, Poets and Radicals, Rita Ricketts delved into the Bodleian Blackwell Collection, to discover how, under the cover of publishing, the Blackwells protested at ‘man’s inhumanity to man’

Booking

All are welcome. Admission is free.

After the lecture, guests are welcome to view the current exhibition, browse the Bodleian shop or enjoy a meal or coffee in the Bodleian Café. Please show your Friends of the Bodleian membership card to receive a 10% discount.

This event is listed under: Free events; Friends of the Bodleian
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