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Week of Monday 13 November 2017

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Making manuscripts for a Prince of the Black Sheep

11 November 2017 — 14 January 2018

This small display showcases manuscripts made for Prince Pir Budaq, of the Turkman Black Sheep clan. It includes the first illuminated copy of the Ruba'iyat…

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…

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,…

Passchendaele: 100 years on

28 October 2017 — 26 November 2017

Trench maps are a contemporary view of war at its most detailed. This display marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Opening times:…

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…

Reporting Parliament: trials and impeachments in the early years of George I 1715-1717

15 November 2017

This talk will concentrate on the high profile impeachments, which featured in the early years of George I's reign. In particular that of the Earl…

Glagolytic and Cyrillic

15 November 2017

Glagolytic script was the forerunner of the Cyrillic alphabet, used for Slavic languages. Dr Mary MacRobert will explain why Slavic languages required their own script,…

Oxford's Christmas Lights Festival at the Bodleian

17 November 2017 — 19 November 2017

The Weston Library and the Bodleian Library have events taking place across the weekend for Oxford's annual Christmas Light Festival. Come and join in the…

Christmas card printing

17 November 2017

Use your artistic talents and the Bodleian printing press to print your own 'season's greetings' cards: craft, mash-ups of Bodleian Collection and exhibition images. Part…

Disseminated and re-circulated: popular culture in script and print

18 November 2017

Looking at diverse forms of script and print, from bestsellers and children's books to scrapbooks, educational ephemera and civic documents. This colloquium will examine how…

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