Events

Week of Monday 8 October 2018

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Unhealthy Times of Kings and Queens

15 September 2018 — 11 November 2018

Historically, great harms were caused to the health of the Kings and Queens of England. Charles II died from an apoplectic fit despite being subjected…

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 — 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…

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…

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…

Readings from new translation of the Polish national epic Pan Tadeusz - literatures of multilingual Europe

9 October 2018

The Taylor Institution Library, one of the Bodleian libraries, is hosting a lecture series entitled Literatures of multilingual Europe in Michaelmas 2018. This series is…

Tolkien: evening opening

9 October 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 Beowulf and the Critics

9 October 2018

Tolkien's academic identity was forged and founded in Oxford, where for twenty years he was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon. Throughout that period, which…

Tolkien's medieval languages: Middle English

10 October 2018

After the Conquest: English Fights for Survival. This lecture exploring Middle English, is from the lecture series, convened by Stuart Lee, presenting five Oxford academics…

Panel discussion on literary translation - literatures of multilingual Europe

10 October 2018

The Taylor Institution Library, one of the Bodleian libraries, is hosting a lecture series entitled Literatures of multilingual Europe in Michaelmas 2018. This series is…

Six-week letterpress course

10 October 2018 — 21 November 2018

Design and print workshop using the Bodleian's hand-operated presses in the Bodleian Library. This course will enable you to set and print a short text…

Tolkien's medieval languages: Medieval Welsh

12 October 2018

Tolkien once termed Welsh 'the elder language of the men of Britain'. This talk explores how the sounds and grammar of Welsh captured Tolkien's imagination…

200 Years of Frankenstein: it's alive

12 October 2018

The Weston Library is open late with hands-on activities, a Living Library of friendly experts, an exhibition and a talk. Explore creation and the building…

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