Week of Monday 6 March 2017

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Percy Manning: the man who collected Oxfordshire

18 February 2017 — 23 April 2017

The antiquary and folklorist Percy Manning amassed enormous collections of material relating to Oxfordshire. This display illustrates their extraordinary breadth, from archaeology and buildings history…

Slavonic treasures from the Bodleian Libraries

14 January 2017 — 19 March 2017

With a focus on alphabets, writing, and the interplay between word and image, this exhibition showcases some of the most striking items from the Slavonic…


10 February 2017 — 21 May 2017

From fire-belching mountains to blood-red waves of lava, volcanoes have captured the attention of scientists, artists and members of the public for centuries. In this…

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…

Dante at Oxford: manuscripts, myths, modernity

7 March 2017

Illustrated with slides, this talk sketches the poet's presence in Oxford: in manuscripts donated to the University in the fifteenth century; in printed texts 'rescued…

The imagination of Ada Lovelace: creative computing and experimental humanities

7 March 2017

In the 200 years since Ada Lovelace's birth, she has been celebrated, neglected, and taken up as a symbol for any number of causes and…

Born on Mount Etna: the story of the Oxford Ragwort

8 March 2017

Professor Hiscock will explain research into plant reproduction and evolution using the example of the Oxford ragwort, descended from species native to Mount Etna which…

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