National Biography and the Bodleian

26 April 2016 1.00pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


Philip Carter


The Administrator,


The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of 60,000 men and women who’ve shaped the British past from the Roman occupation to the twenty-first century. Of international reach, and written by scholars worldwide, the Dictionary is also firmly rooted in Oxford—with particularly close to ties to the Bodleian Library. This talk considers the writing of national biography, how Dictionary editors draw on the Bodleian’s collections, and how Dictionary and Library are working together on digital initiatives for a new generation of researchers.


All are welcome. Admission is free.

After the lecture, guests are welcome to view the current exhibition, browse the Bodleian shop or enjoy a meal or coffee in the Bodleian Café. Please show your Friends of the Bodleian membership card to receive a 10% discount.

This event is listed under: Free events; Friends of the Bodleian
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