Events

Week of Monday 11 December 2017

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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 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,…

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

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…

Library Lates: Colour

14 December 2017

Discover the art and science of colour at the Bodleian after dark. From orpiment and shell gold to exotic ultramarine, this informal evening event introduces…

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