Detail from Diclides Coelometricae by Nathaniel Torporlaeus (1602).


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Calendar of Events 2018–2019


Michaelmas 2018


5.15pm, 21 November 2018, Bodleian Library Weston Lecture Theatre

Emily Martin, Bodleian Printer in Residence

“Visual Rhythm and Focus: the Function of Movable Devices In Books”


5.30pm, 26 November 2018, Ship Street Lecture theatre, Jesus College

Prof Richard Sharpe, Wadham College

“Printing in the Irish language, 1571 to 1871: What went wrong?"

prefaced by a display of early Irish books in the Fellows’ Library, Jesus College


5.15pm, 3 December 2018, Bodleian Library Weston Lecture Theatre

Dr Claire Breay, British Library

“Curating the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition at the British Library”


Hilary 2019


5.15pm, 28 January 2019, Bodleian Library Weston Lecture Theatre

Dr Kate Bennett, Magdalen College

“Prospects and serene skye: John Aubrey and the visual image”


5.15pm, 11 February 2019, Bodleian Library Weston Lecture Theatre

Prof Michael Kuczynski, Tulane Univeristy

 “William Norton, OFM and the Wycliffite Bible”


5.15pm, 11 March 2019, Magdalen College Lecture Theatre

Prof Stephen Harris, Plant Sciences, Druce Curator of the Oxford University Herbaria

“He dreamed not of dying: making Flora Graeca


Trinity 2019


5.15pm, 8 May 2019, Magdalen College Lecture Theatre

Dr Thomas Roebuck, University of East Anglia

'O Note This Place and This Life': A Renaissance Reader's Copy of Sir Thomas North's Translation of Plutarch's Lives (1579)


 5:15pm, 5 June 2019, Merton College T.S. Eliot Theatre

Tim Pye, National Trust Librarian

Reconstructing the library of Thomas Tyrwhitt (1730-1786)


4.30pm,  21 June 2019, Lincoln College Oakeshott Room

Oxford Bibliographical Society Annual General Meeting

followed by after-meeting speaker:

Dr Cristina Dondi, Lincoln College

Running an ERC project in the History of the Book: reflections on the 15cBOOKTRADE Project five years on