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Week of Monday 18 September 2017

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James Parkinson: the Shaking Palsy and beyond

11 September 2017

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of the first codified description of the condition that we now know as Parkinson's disease. Its…

Bodleian Treasures: 21 pairs and a tropical forest

18 March 2017 — 11 February 2018

An exhibition displaying a selection of the Bodleian Libraries' most magnificent items. It features rare and renowned items including Handel's Messiah , Shakespeare's First Folio,…

Martin Parr: Oxford

8 September 2017 — 22 October 2017

This newly-commissioned body of work documents the behind-the-scenes student antics and rituals that for many outside these elite establishments, will remain a secret. Parr's distinctive…

Revealing hidden Oxford

9 September 2017

This display explores Oxford's long history of housing, transport and planning challenges. It will also show plans such as Thomas Sharp's Redevelopment Plan for Oxford…

City of Aquatint

26 August 2017 — 22 October 2017

Discover the 1920s city that hosted Waugh’s drunken adolescence, inspired wartime classic Brideshead Revisited , and permeated his imagination throughout his life. This exhibition celebrates…

Which Jane Austen?

23 June 2017 — 29 October 2017

To mark 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, a major new exhibition at Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries will challenge the current public perception…

Sheldon Tapestry Map talks

22 June 2015 — 1 January 1970

A member of the Bodleian's Map Room team will talk about the background of the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Worcestershire, which is displayed in Blackwell…

More praise than profit: Jane Austen's dealings with John Murray

20 September 2017

Jane Austen worked with two publishers, Thomas Egerton and John Murray. If she herself was hailed as a new kind of novelist, they too moved…

Enlightening Maps: celebrating 25 years of The Oxford Seminars in Cartography

22 September 2017

To celebrate 25 years of TOSCA’s cartographic explorations an all-day symposium and map display will be held in TOSCA’s home, the Bodleian. In 25 years…

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