Events

Week of Monday 16 April 2018

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Necessity and invention: science from the Great War

31 March 2018 — 2 June 2018

The First World War was one of mechanisation and science. This display looks at some of the scientific advances born in the crisis which would…

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…

Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared

6 March 2018 — 3 February 2019

Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - this exhibition celebrates the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. Sappho to Suffrage showcases some…

A Renaissance royal wedding

17 March 2018 — 13 May 2018

Marking the 500th anniversary of a lavish Renaissance royal wedding, this small display explores the surprising Italian-Polish connections created by the marriage of Bona Sforza…

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…

Printing and mistyping: typographical mistakes and publishers' corrections (1450-1650)

19 April 2018 — 22 April 2018

A small display exploring the notion of printing errors and emendations in the first two centuries of the printing press in Europe. Typographical mistakes and…

Ballads at the Bodleian: songs of life & love

22 April 2018

As part of Oxford Folk Weekend, festival director Cat Kelly has unearthed six popular songs from the Bodleian's collection of broadside ballads and written new…

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