Week of Monday 20 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…

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…

Working with spreadsheets: a workshop

21 November 2017

This workshop will draw on materials prepared by Data Carpentry . It is designed for anyone who works with spreadsheets and wants to learn how…

Making manuscripts for a Prince of the Black Sheep

22 November 2017

Based on a Bahari Visiting Fellowship in the Persian Arts of the Book, Anita Chowdry will share a fascinating journey of research into the Bodleian…


22 November 2017

Korean has a script based on Chinese, entirely different from any of the alphabets that arose from the Middle Eastern tradition. Dr Jieun Kiaer will…

The full picture: Oxford in portraits

24 November 2017 — 7 January 2018

Hundreds of portraits of exceptional individuals hang on the walls of the University of Oxford: celebrating our past, making visible our values for the future,…

Two hundred years of Italian manuscripts

24 November 2017

Exploring the Canonici collection This two-day conference celebrates the arrival of manuscripts from the collection of Jesuit Matteo Luigi Canonici in Venice. In order to…

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