Week of Monday 3 September 2018

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Songs of farewell: Hubert Parry and the end of an era

1 September 2018 — 20 October 2018

We relate the life and career of Hubert Parry using items from the Bodleian's collections, including the elegiac Songs of Farewell, completed shortly before his…

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

1 June 2018 — 28 October 2018

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores Tolkien's amazing legacy from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist, and author to his academic career and private life.…

Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared

6 March 2018 — 24 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…

Articles of glass

21 July 2018 — 9 September 2018

Around 1844 pioneering photographer WH Fox Talbot produced a photograph of glassware for his book The Pencil of Nature . On show, in Blackwell Hall,…

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 Oxfordshire, which is displayed in Blackwell…

Tolkien: evening opening

4 September 2018

Join us for a special evening viewing of Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth . Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth explores Tolkien's amazing legacy from his genius as…

Tolkien's turning point: Tolkien and the history of tongues

4 September 2018

Tom Shippey's lecture will move from the detail to the (eventual) design of Tolkien's languages, and even the philosophical issues embedded in Tolkien's fiction. Professionally…

Oxford Open Doors - Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

8 September 2018

Oxford Open Doors at the Bodleian Libraries: Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth . Celebrate one of Oxford's most extraordinary writers with a day of fun drop-in…

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