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Friends of the Bodleian Special Events

Friends of the Bodleian event - tour of Bodleian's conservation workshop

14 November 2018, 10.00am 2.00pm

A special tour of the Bodleian's conservation north workshop.

There are three time slots available - 10am, 11.45am, 2.15pm.

Booking
This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

Please note - this event is for members of Friends of the Bodleian only.

Meeting point for Conservation tours: Security Desk, Parks Road entrance, Weston Library. Please store bags and coats in lockers before the visit. A member of the Conservation team will welcome the group and guide you to the Conservation workshop.

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Invisible agents - women and espionage in 17th century Britain

29 November 2018, 1.00pm 1.45pm

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Speaker(s): Nadine Akkerman, Reader in Early Modern English Literature, Leiden University


The lecture will showcase the methodical work of John Thurloe, Oliver Cromwell's most memorable spymaster, whose papers are held in the Bodleian. Nadine Akkerman will zoom in on how he examined piles of letters, collecting, transcribing, translating, and deciphering hundreds upon hundreds as he sought out plots and conspiracies and explaining how she, too, caught some spies who were skulking in the darker recesses of the Bodleian Library by mimicking his methods. As she read, transcribed, and deciphered the Thurloe papers, the Rawlinson manuscripts, Akkerman began to catch whispers of a most remarkable woman, Susan Hyde, active in a spy network but completely overlooked.

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Friends of the Bodleian event - Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth private lecture and viewing by Catherine Mcllwaine

22 October 2018, 5.00pm 6.30pm

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

Speaker(s): Catherine Mcllwaine


A special lecture by Catherine Mcllwaine, curator of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth. Including a private view of the exhibition.
Booking
This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

Please note - this event is for members of Friends of the Bodleian only.

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