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Week of Monday 25 September 2017

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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…

The most famous woman in Europe: Germaine de Staël

26 September 2017

When Germaine de Staël died in July 1817 she was the most famous woman in Europe, renowned for taking a political stance, publishing essays and…

Collecting Kafka: Walter Benjamin's library

28 September 2017

The Bodleian Library holds the majority of the papers of Franz Kafka (1883-1924), comprising diaries and literary notebooks, with some loose fragments, correspondence and photographs,…

Curiosity Carnival: European Researcher Night

29 September 2017

For one night only, the Bodleian Library is replacing books with live researchers! Borrow a researcher from the Living Library and discuss their fascinating work.…

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