Week of Monday 5 February 2018

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Designing English

1 December 2017 — 22 April 2018

Graphics on the medieval page This exhibition will illustrate the graphic design of handwritten manuscripts and inscriptions for the first thousand years of English, across…

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,…

Walter Benington: photographic portraits 1914-1922

20 January 2018 — 25 March 2018

A display of Walter Benington's photographic portraits, which include leading members of Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as renowned figures such as Sir Arthur…

Redesigning the medieval book

1 December 2017 — 11 March 2018

A display of newly created artist's books inspired by medieval manuscripts. The books on display will be taken from a recent competition which invited contemporary…

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…

Reassembling the university: the idea of a university in a digital age

5 February 2018

In times of deep economic and political uncertainty there is a pressing need to revisit the constellations of concepts grounding the idea of a university.…

The King and 'I': Alfred and the Alfredian Project

7 February 2018

The Preface to the Pastoral Care (Bodleian MS. Hatton 20), long attributed to King Alfred (d. 899), surveys the power of earlier kings and the…

A Spaniard in Oxfordshire: the archive of Arturo and Ilsa Barea

8 February 2018

This event celebrates the donation of the archive of Arturo and Ilsa Barea to the Bodleian Libraries. Arturo Barea was an important Spanish writer and…

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