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Week of Monday 4 December 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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Were there medieval designers?

6 December 2017

This lecture will introduce the exhibition Designing English and give an overview of it. It will debate whether we can call the scribes, painters and…

A life in letters: a tribute to Jenny Joseph

10 December 2017

Reading of the prose and poetry of Jenny Joseph by Miriam Margolyes OBE On Sunday the 10 of December, the Bodleian celebrates Jenny Joseph's donation…

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