Remembering Radcliffe: 300 years of science and philanthropy

28 November 2014 20 March 2015


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The Libraries' winter exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of John Radcliffe, a physician and philanthropist who left a lasting mark on the University and city of Oxford. Radcliffe had an uncanny ability to accurately diagnose and successfully treat many of his patients, including Queen Anne, and on his death left the bulk of his fortune to charitable causes.

The exhibition considers his legacy to Oxford, and the three buildings in the city which bear his name: the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Radcliffe Observatory, and the Radcliffe Camera: the first circular library in Britain, and one of the country’s most distinctive and recognisable buildings. The exhibition will also look at Radcliffe's ongoing legacy in the work of the Radcliffe Trust as it marks the 300th anniversary of his death.

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

View a selection of the exhibits in our Remembering Radcliffe online exhibition or buy a copy of the exhibition book, Dr Radcliffe's Library.  



This event is listed under: Exhibitions; Free events
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