Week of Monday 4 September 2017

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City of Aquatint

26 August 2017 — 22 October 2017

Discover the 1920s city that hosted Waugh’s drunken adolescence, inspired wartime classic Brideshead Revisited , and permeated his imagination throughout his life. This exhibition celebrates…

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,…

Which Jane Austen?

23 June 2017 — 29 October 2017

To mark 200 years since the death of Jane Austen, a major new exhibition at Oxford University’s Bodleian Libraries will challenge the current public perception…

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…

John Murray II's experience of publishing women - was Jane Austen typical?

6 September 2017

John Murray II was one of the most influential and successful publishers of the Romantic period. He was notable for publishing, including a wide range…


7 September 2017

An afternoon of stimulating discussions with artists, curators and academics that draw on the themes and theories explored in PHOTO OXFORD 2017, a series of…

Martin Parr: Oxford

8 September 2017 — 22 October 2017

This newly-commissioned body of work documents the behind-the-scenes student antics and rituals that for many outside these elite establishments, will remain a secret. Parr's distinctive…

Revealing hidden Oxford

9 September 2017

This display explores Oxford's long history of housing, transport and planning challenges. It will also show plans such as Thomas Sharp's Redevelopment Plan for Oxford…

Oxford Open Doors 2017

9 September 2017 — 10 September 2017

Step inside some of the Bodleian’s spectacular spaces during Oxford Open Doors 2017 . Saturday 9 September Peek inside the Grade I listed Radcliffe Science…

Revealing hidden Oxford

9 September 2017

A talk by Dr Malcolm Graham, charting municipal progress and controversy from plans in the City Engineer's Strongroom, 1820-1974. Image: detail Thomas Sharp's Redevelopment Plan…

A day with Miss Austen

10 September 2017

Step back in time to Regency Oxford to mingle with Jane Austen and her companions at the Bodleian Libraries. Etiquette experts in their best breeches…

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