Upcoming exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

Image of a Suffrage postcard

From Sappho to Suffrage: women who dared

6 March 2018-February 2019

Weston Library, Oxford

Pirates and poets; suffragettes and explorers - exhibition celebrating the achievements of women who dared to do the unexpected. From Sappho to Suffrage showcases some of the Bodleian's most remarkable and treasured items.

Bilbo comes to the huts of raft elves

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth

1 June-28 October 2018

Weston Library, Oxford

This exhibition will explore the full breadth of Tolkien's unique literary imagination from his creation of Middle-earth, the imagined world where The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and his other works are set, to his life and work as an artist, poet, medievalist and scholar of languages.

For the first time since the 1950s, an unprecedented array of Tolkien materials from the UK and the USA will be reunited in Oxford and displayed together in this seminal exhibition. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth will feature manuscripts, artwork, maps, letters and artefacts from the Bodleian's foremost Tolkien Archive, the Tolkien Collection at Marquette University in the USA and from private collections. The exhibition will delight both Tolkien fans as well as scholars, families and visitors of all ages.

Tickets will be available in early February.

Upcoming displays

Portrait of Albert Einstein

Walter Benington: photographic portraits 1914-1922

20 January-25 March 2018

Proscholium, Bodleian Library

Walter Benington's photographic portraits include leading members of Oxford and Cambridge Universities as well as renowned figures such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Albert Einstein.

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