Events

Week of Monday 27 November 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,…

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…

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,…

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 artist sleeps and the audience performs

27 November 2017

Blending technology and performance art for new experiences in viewing Bodleian collections This performance talk highlights a new way for people to experience and interpret…

Making sense of negotiated text at scale: a workshop

30 November 2017

How do we evaluate the relationship between different iterations of ideas in text form? Speakers Nicholas Cole and Alfie Abdul-Rahman : The Quill Project Radoslaw…

Redesigning the medieval book

1 December 2017 — 11 March 2018

A display of newly created artist's books inspired by medieval manuscripts. The books on display will be taken from a recent competition which invited contemporary…

Designing English

1 December 2017 — 22 April 2018

Graphics on the medieval page This exhibition will illustrate the graphic design of handwritten manuscripts and inscriptions for the first thousand years of English, across…

Designing English opening weekend

2 December 2017

Drop in on the opening weekend of the Designing English exhibition for family-friendly activities. Be the first to explore the new exhibition, crack fiendish Old…

The Librarian's Wife

2 December 2017

A unique opportunity to travel back 400 years in time. Visit the atmospheric Duke Humfrey's Library at twilight in company with the Librarian's wife -…

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