Events

Week of Monday 16 October 2017

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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…

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…

Letterpress six-week course

11 October 2017

Design and print workshop using the Bodleian's hand-operated presses in the Old Bodleian Library. This course will enable you to set and print a short…

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 intrepid Maria Graham: John Murray's most travelled 'Lady Author'

17 October 2017

This talk will survey Maria Graham's travels and her literary and intellectual career, paying particular attention to her relationship with John Murray. Maria Graham (or…

Making third stream books in the post-digital age

17 October 2017

Russell Maret will discuss the development of the primary themes of his artist's books - alphabet design, colour printing, and geometric form - and speculate…

Maritime East Asia in the making: the Selden Map and its corrections

19 October 2017

A chance to learn more about one of the Library's cartographic treasures. Details on the latest research findings will be presented concerning the map of…

Discovering The Owl Service: the plates, the place and the stories

20 October 2017

A talk about how the design on a dinner service, the story of Math ap Mathonwy and the valley of Llanymawddwy combined to inspire the…

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