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1 Volcanoes: Natural Disaster Narratives and the Environment in Caribbean Literature A panel discussion Elleke Boehmer, Imaobong Umoren, Richard Scholar, Anne Castro 05 Jun 2017
2 Modelos cursivos y aprendizaje de la escritura en la Corona de Castilla en el siglo XV (in Spanish) Carmen del Camino (Seville), gives a talk The unskilled scribe: Elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting, a seminar held on 30th September 2016. Carmen del Camino 14 Oct 2016
3 Hands turned to stone: some unconventional attempts at inscriptional lettering Marc Smith (Paris), gives a talk for The unskilled scribe: Elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting, a seminar held on 30th September 2016. Marc Smith 14 Oct 2016
4 Elementary cursive handwriting in English and Scottish Charters, 1150-1250 Teresa Webber (Cambridge), gives a talk in the The unskilled scribe: Elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting, held on September 30th 2016. Teresa Webber 14 Oct 2016
5 Tales of the Bodleian's First Folio Pip Wilcox, Curator of Digital Special Collections, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the 2016 DHOXSS on Shakespeare's First Folio, held by the Bodleian. Pip Wilcox 08 Jul 2016
6 Creative Commons Imaging Beyond the Institution: How DIY Digitization Impacts Research Judith Siefring, (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) gives a talk for the 2016 Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School. Judith Siefring 06 Jul 2016
7 Books for mind and community in 12th-century Oxford and Cirencester In this talk Andrew Dunning (Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Fellow) traces the development of the work of Alexander Neckam, one of the earliest known lecturers in Oxford, through manuscripts housed at the Bodleian. Andrew Dunning 04 Apr 2016
8 Creative Commons The Materiality of Medieval Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann’s Inaugural Lecture for the Chair in German Medieval Literature and Linguistics. Henrike Lähnemann, Richard Ovenden, Sally Mapstone, kristin püttmann 15 Feb 2016
9 In Pursuit of Beauty: Modern Guides to the Hair, Face, and Body, 1784-1933 Dr Jessica Clark discusses Victorian beauty practices with items from the Bodleian Libraries Special Collections. Jessica Clark 13 Oct 2015
10 Malone’s Chronologizing of Aubrey’s Lives ( “putt in writing … tumultuarily”) Keynote lecture by Margreta de Grazia, (Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania) for the Marginal Malone conference held in Oxford on June 26th, 2015. Margreta de Grazia 04 Aug 2015
11 Distinguishing Marks of Genius What do geniuses have in common, across the arts and sciences? And how do we distinguish genius from talent? Andrew Robinson, author of Genius: A Very Short Introduction, considers (a little of) the evidence. Andrew Robinson 15 Jul 2015
12 Beauty and the Victorians 'Buying beauty in the Victorian period' Dr Jessica Clark looks at the Victorian beauty industry, and the transition from disapproval of artifice to a celebration of the wonders of cosmetics. Jess Clark 09 Jul 2015
13 Creative Commons Writing The Hobbit: a perilous quest! In this talk Stuart Lee will look at the various texts we may call The Hobbit. Starting with the 1937 edition (on display) he will look at the changes enforced on Tolkien after he had finished The Lord of the Rings and how he coped with these. Stuart Lee 03 Jun 2015
14 Creative Commons Self-publishing in 18th-century Paris and London Marie-Claude Felton, Royal Bank of Canada-Bodleian Visiting Scholar, gives a talk for the Bodleian Library BODcasts series Marie-Claude Felton 05 Jun 2014
15 Oxford Medical Firsts: Celebrating 800 Years of Oxford Medicine. Conrad Keating, Writer-In-Residence, The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, gives a lecture about the remarkable contribution Oxford has made to the art and science of medicine. Conrad Keating 28 Nov 2013
16 Creative Commons Embodying song in Early Modern England Katherine Larson (University of Toronto) gives a talk on music in Early Modern England accompanied by Lutenist Matthew Faulk Katherine Larson, Matthew Faulk 26 Nov 2013
17 Creative Commons Wolves and Winter: Old Norse Myths and Children's Literature Dr Carolyne Larrington, Supernumerary Fellow and Tutor in English, St John's College, gives a talk to accompany the exhibition 'Magical Books: From The Middle Ages to Middle Earth'. Carolyne Larrington 23 Oct 2013
18 Medieval Romance and the Gift of Narrative Dr Perkins gives a talk for the 2013 Oxford Alumni Weekend. Nicholas Perkins 14 Oct 2013
19 Stoicism and its Legacy A lecture given by Dr John Sellars, lecturer in Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of London, about Stoicism to accompany the display at the Bodleian Library; Stoicism and its Legacy. John Sellars 06 Jun 2013
20 Creative Commons The Selden Map The Selden Map of China has been one of the treasures of the Bodleian Library since 1659. This film shows how this remarkable map is interpreted today by scholars from a range of different disciplines. Kate Bennett, David Helliwell, Ros Ballaster, Rana Mitter 29 May 2013
21 Dr Lawrence Goldman introduces the commemoration, 'Jim Callaghan Remembered' Dr Lawrence Goldman, editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, introduces and chairs the seminar to commemorate the centenary of Jim Callaghan's birth. Lawrence Goldman 10 May 2013
22 Andrew Smith MP pays tribute to Jim Callaghan Member of Parliament for Oxford East, Andrew Smith gives his view of Jim Callaghan. Andrew Smith 23 Apr 2013
23 Michael Callaghan remembers his father Jim Callaghan Jim Callaghan's son Michael gives a talk about his memories of his fathers political life. Michael Callaghan 23 Apr 2013
24 Margaret Jay, Baroness Jay of Paddington remembers her father, Jim Callaghan The daughter of Jim Callaghan, Margaret Jay, gives the closing speech for the event. Margaret Jay 23 Apr 2013
25 Lord Owen remembers Jim Callaghan British politician Lord Owen talks about his experiences of Jim Callaghan. David Owen 23 Apr 2013
26 Lord Morgan remembers Jim Callaghan Historian and author Lord Morgan speaks about the Jim Callaghan papers deposited in the Bodleian. Kenneth Morgan 23 Apr 2013
27 Lord Donoughue remembers Jim Callaghan British politician, businessman and author Baron Donoughue of Ashton speaks about his view as special advisor to Jim Callaghan. Bernard Donoughue 23 Apr 2013
28 Creative Commons Marconi and the Broadcasting Option: Annual Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture Held on Marconi day; 20th April, Gabriele Balbi (University of Lugano) gives a talk about Marconi, co-inventor of the radio. Gabriele Balbi 22 Apr 2013
29 Roy Strong talks to Brian Sewell Self-portrait as a Young Man Art critic Brian Sewell talks to Sir Roy Strong as part of the Times Literary Festival 2013. Brian Sewell, Roy Strong 15 Apr 2013
30 Creative Commons 3.5 Libraries Don't Have to Change, Do They? Dr Wolfram Horstmann (Associate Director for Digital Library Programmes and Information Technology, Bodleian Libraries) talks about cultural heritage and libraries. Wolfram Horstmann 18 Feb 2013
31 Creative Commons 1.5 Cultural Heritage at the Bodleian Library Dr Chris Fletcher (Keeper of Special Collections, Bodleian Library) delivers part 5/6 of the lecture "What can the University contribute and how can it benefit?". Chris Fletcher 18 Feb 2013
32 Creative Commons 23 Things: Oxford Laura Wilkinson and Penny Schenk, librarians at the University of Oxford and members of the 23 Things Oxford Team, talk about their blog-based training programme to teach Web 2.0 skills to Oxford librarians. Laura Wilkinson, Penny Schenk 24 Aug 2012
33 Creative Commons Wireless Communications during the Titanic Disaster Michael Hughes (Bodleian Libraries) gives a talk about the final wireless communications from the Titanic. Michael Hughes 22 May 2012
34 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley: Letter to William Godwin Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Using false names, Shelley sent copies of The Necessity of the Atheism to 'men of thought and learning', including bishops and clergymen. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
35 Creative Commons Percy Bysshe Shelley: Letter to William Godwin Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Using false names, Shelley sent copies of The Necessity of the Atheism to 'men of thought and learning', including bishops and clergymen. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
36 Creative Commons William Godwin: Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Godwin's memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft has been called the first modern biography. At the time, however, its frankness and emotional candour provoked general outrage. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
37 Creative Commons William Godwin: Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Godwin's memoir of Mary Wollstonecraft has been called the first modern biography. At the time, however, its frankness and emotional candour provoked general outrage. Henry Cockburn 02 Dec 2010
38 Creative Commons Mary Wollstonecraft Three notes to William Godwin Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Even after their marriage Godwin and Wollstonecraft preferred to live independently during the day, and communicate by correspondence. Hannah Morrell 02 Dec 2010
39 Creative Commons Mary Wollstonecraft Three notes to William Godwin Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. Even after their marriage Godwin and Wollstonecraft preferred to live independently during the day, and communicate by correspondence. Hannah Morrell 02 Dec 2010
40 Creative Commons Mary Wollstonecraft - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. In her most famous work Mary Wollstonecraft argued that if women were educated in the same way as men they would perform as well. Annabell James 02 Dec 2010
41 Creative Commons Mary Wollstonecraft - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman Part of the Shelley's Ghost Exhibition. In her most famous work Mary Wollstonecraft argued that if women were educated in the same way as men they would perform as well. Annabell James 02 Dec 2010
42 William Adams and the Samurai Oxford trip scholar Michael Jay is only the second non-Japanese man to hold a Samurai rank. Hear about his journey to becoming a Samurai. Michael Jay 30 Nov 2010
43 The future of the past; The Bodleian's great acquisitions Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Dr Ovenden looks at the Bodleian's great acquisitions, from Alan Bennett's gift of his literary archive to Cavalli's Erismena, the earliest surviving score of an opera in the English language. Richard Ovenden 30 Nov 2010
44 The infinitely expanding universe of memory; books, manuscript...pixels Part of the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Bodley's Librarian Dr Sarah Thomas in conversation with Dr Alice Prochaska, Principal of Somerville, discussing the 'infinitely expanding universe of memory' and collections in the digital age. Sarah Thomas, Alice Prochaska 30 Nov 2010
45 Creative Commons The Bodleian Shakespeare: A treasure lost... and regained From the 2010 Alumni Weekend. Emma Smith reveals how Oxford University mobilised Alumni support to bring Shakespeare's First Folio back to the Bodleian library over 200 years after it was lost. Emma Smith 19 Oct 2010
46 Creative Commons Oxford Literary Festival 2010 Pieces of Places Discussion The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Alan Garner, Mark Edmonds and Robert Powell take part in a discussion on the subject of pieces of places, objects and artefacts found and what they mean for writing fiction and for archeology in general. Alan Garner, Mark Edmonds, Robert Powell 21 Jun 2010
47 Creative Commons Oxford Literary Festival 2010 Pieces of Places - Reading of Alan Garner's Work The 50th anniversary of the publication of Alan Garner's first novel, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. A talk examining the importance of place in Alan Garner's work. Robert Powell gives a reading of The Stone Book, from The Stone Book Quartet. Robert Powell, Alan Garner 21 Jun 2010
48 Creative Commons Oxford Literary Festival 2010 By Seven Firs and Goldenstone - An account of the Legend of Alderley Alan Garner gives an illustrated lecture on the Legend of Alderley. This version of the myth of the Sleeping Hero is rooted to places on Alderley Edge in Cheshire, where Alan Garner grew up. Alan Garner 21 Jun 2010
49 Creative Commons Conclusion to Crossing Borders The conclusion to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
50 Creative Commons Sciences Piet looks at how the works of famous ancient thinkers such as Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid or Ptolemy traveled from culture to culture and formed the basis of Muslim, Christian and Jewish science and philosophy alike. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
51 Creative Commons User-produced Hebrew Prayer Books and Shared Iconography Some Hebrew manuscripts were produced in Christian workshops, others were made by Jewish artists themselves for their own use. Piet looks at examples of these and explores the shared iconography between Christian and Jewish faiths, such as the unicorn. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
52 Creative Commons Hebrew Prayer Books for Public Use Piet looks at the three great Bodleian mahzorim (large and elaborately decorated prayer books for the festivals), which were illuminated by Christian painters in collaboration with and under the supervision of Jewish scribes. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
53 Creative Commons Arabic Art Forms in Spanish Book Production Piet explains Arabic design and illustration in Spanish books, looking in particular at the Kennicott Bible, produced in La Coruna, Spain, in 1476. Piet van Boxel 10 May 2010
54 Creative Commons From Roll to Codex Piet explains codices, the oldest manuscripts in book form, looking in particular at a fragment of the Hebrew text of the book of Ecclesiasticus (ch. 40) from the Cairo Genizah, and the four Gospels in Syriac. Piet van Boxel 06 May 2010
55 Creative Commons Introduction to Crossing Borders An introduction to the Crossing Borders exhibition. The exhibition tells the story of how Jews, Christians and Muslims have contributed to the development of the book. Piet van Boxel 06 May 2010
56 Creative Commons Philip Pullman: Lyra's Oxford, Bodleian Library Masterclass Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret Kean on his new book, his influences and his method for writing stories. Phillp Pullman, Margaret Kean 13 Apr 2010
57 Pre-1500 Printed Books The earliest printers spread from Mainz in Germany where Gutenberg first had his printing house to Venice, Rome, Paris, and the Netherlands. Examples from all of these centres of 15th-century printing are found in Bodleian collections. Paul Nash 05 Mar 2010
58 Gutenberg and the digital revolution Bodley's head librarian, Sarah Thomas, talks about the history of the Bodleian Library and the changes that are taking place within it, particularly the digitisation project -creating electronic digital versions of books- currently underway. Sarah Thomas 28 Oct 2009
59 Gargoyles Unveiled Nine new gargoyles for the Bodleian Library, Oxford are unveiled. The gargoyles were designed by children as part of the Millennium Myths and Monsters competition. University of Oxford 08 Oct 2009
60 Gargoyles Unveiled Nine new gargoyles for the Bodleian Library, Oxford are unveiled. The gargoyles were designed by children as part of the Millennium Myths and Monsters competition. University of Oxford 08 Oct 2009
61 BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (short) Special footage celebrating the launch of Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James, the latest Bodleian Library publication. PD James is donating all royalties from the hardback edition to the Bodleian and hopes it will encourage further philanthropy. P. D. James, Colin Dexter 30 Sep 2009
62 BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (short) Special footage celebrating the launch of Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James, the latest Bodleian Library publication. PD James is donating all royalties from the hardback edition to the Bodleian and hopes it will encourage further philanthropy. P. D. James, Colin Dexter 30 Sep 2009
63 BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (long) Special footage celebrating the launch of Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James, the latest Bodleian Library publication. PD James is donating all royalties from the hardback edition to the Bodleian and hopes it will encourage further philanthropy. P. D. James, Colin Dexter 30 Sep 2009
64 BODcast: P.D. James in conversation with Colin Dexter (long) Special footage celebrating the launch of Talking about Detective Fiction by PD James, the latest Bodleian Library publication. PD James is donating all royalties from the hardback edition to the Bodleian and hopes it will encourage further philanthropy. P. D. James, Colin Dexter 30 Sep 2009