Week of Monday 27 November 2017

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The full picture: Oxford in portraits

24 November 2017

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,…

Making manuscripts for a Prince of the Black Sheep

11 November 2017

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,…

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…

MS. Douce 201: the story of a curious manuscript of eighteenth-century satires

28 November 2017

The Bodleian's Douce manuscripts include a curious volume of unpublished poems, MS. Douce 201, dated c.1750, and transcribed in a grand, uneven calligraphic hand. The…

Redesigning the medieval book

1 December 2017

A display of newly created artist’s books inspired by medieval manuscripts. The books on display will be taken from the recent competition, Redesigning the Medieval…

Designing English

1 December 2017

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…

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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