Week of Monday 13 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…


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…

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…

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…

Indigo: from texts to textiles

15 March 2017

Indigo, 'King of Dyes', has been in continuous use for over six millennia, traded worldwide for use as blue dye, paint pigment and medicine. Its…

A life in politics: Lord Heseltine in conversation with Peter Hennessy

16 March 2017

The Rt Hon Lord Michael Heseltine CH, one of the most influential politicians of recent times, discusses his distinguished political career with historian Peter Hennessy.…

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,…

Hands-on volcanoes!

18 March 2017

Come and enjoy some volcano-themed activities in the Weston Library for Science Week, linked to the Volcanoes exhibition. Activities will include building model volcanoes, planning…

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