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The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford form the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. They include the principal University library-the Bodleian Library-which has been a library of legal deposit for 400 years; major research libraries; and libraries attached to faculties, departments and other institutions of the University. The combined library collections number more than 11 million printed items, in addition to 30,000 e-journals and vast quantities of materials in other formats. The Old Bodleian is also a major visitor attraction, drawing over 300,000 visitors a year. More information about the Bodleian Libraries and their activities can be found at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Series associated with Bodleian Libraries

Centenary celebration of the first modern Spanish endowment at Oxford
Centre for the Study of the Book
Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures
Designing English: Graphics on the medieval page
History of the Book 2017-2019
Literatures of Multilingual Europe
Lyell Lectures
Medieval German Studies
Oxford Union Library Audio Tour
Oxford Women in Computing: An Oral History
Recollecting Oxford Medicine: Oral Histories
Recording the Reformation
Reformation 2017
Researchers at work in Bodleian archives and historic collections
Sheldon Tapestry Maps
Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology Oral Histories
Staging History, 1780 to 1840
The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
The Paratexts Podcast
The UN at 70: witness seminar
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 The Golden Age of French Writing Masters? Professor Marc Smith, Professeur de Paléographie, The Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris delivers the 4th lecture in this years Lyell Lecture series Marc Smith 09 Oct 2020
2 Renaissance Calligraphy from Pen to Press and Back Professor Marc Smith, Professeur de Paléographie, The Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris delivers the 3rd lecture in this years Lyell Lecture series Marc Smith 06 Oct 2020
3 Bibliography and the Life Cycles of Writing Books The 2nd lecture in the 2020 series delivered by Professor Marc Smith, Professeur de Paléographie, The Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Paris Marc Smith 01 Oct 2020
4 Writing Models and the Formation of National Scripts The first lecture in the Lyell Lecture 2020 series delivered by Professor Marc Smith - Professeur de Paléographie, The Ecole Nationale des Chartes, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2020 Marc Smith, Richard Ovenden 29 Sep 2020
5 Interview with Susan Burge (part 4), consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, University of Oxford Final part of the interview with Susan Burge, where she discusses teaching dermatology nationally, women and working part time in medicine, and reflects on her medical career. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
6 Interview with Susan Burge (part 3), consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, University of Oxford Continuing from episode 15, Burge talks about dermatology treatment in Oxford and her time as Director of Clinical Studies, 1999-2002. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
7 Interview with Susan Burge (part 2), consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, University of Oxford Continuing from episode 14, Burge discusses her time as a consultant at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, and lupus research. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
8 Interview with Susan Burge, consultant dermatologist and former Director of Clinical Studies, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Susan Burge. Burge recounts her journey into Dermatology, the transformation of Oxford dermatology and her pre-clinical and clinical years. Susan Burge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
9 Interview with Joan Trowell, consultant physycian and former Deputy Director of Clinical studies, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Joan Trowell. Topics include comparisons between her time at the Royal Free, Hammersmith and Oxford, liver research, her roles at the General Medical Council and the work of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund. Joan Trowell, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
10 Interview with Chris Winearls (part 2), consultant nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford Continuing from episode 11, Winearls talks about advice given to final year medical students. Chris Winearls, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
11 Interview with Chris Winearls, consultant nephrologist and Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Chris Winearls. Winearls recounts coming to England from South Africa, his DPhil in transplantation, working at the Oxford Kidney Unit and discusses the importance of pathology to renal work. Chris Winearls, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
12 Interview with Michael Tunbridge, former Director of Postgraduate Medical Education and Training, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Michael Tunbridge. Tunbridge recounts his medical career and compares Northampton, Reading, London and Newcastle with Oxford as locations for clinical training, as well as reflecting on changes in medical education as a whole. Michael Tunbridge, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
13 Interview with Keith Hawton, consultant psychiatrist and professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Keith Hawton. Hawton recalls his journey into medicine through experimental psychology, the psychiatric training scheme, his MD topic on self harm and suicide research at the Barnes unit and the clinical tutoring of Psychiatry. Keith Hawton, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
14 Interview with Chris Adams (part 3) senior neurosurgeon Carrying on from episode 7, Adams recalls the building of the new John Radcliffe, work on clotting and sub-retinal haemorrhages, work on the spine and his OxDONS Syndrome: the inevitable disease of the NHS reforms paper. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
15 Interview with Chris Adams (part 2) senior neurosurgeon Carrying on from episode 6, Chris Adams recalls time as a senior house officer. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
16 Interview with Chris Adams, senior neurosurgeon Derek Hockaday interviews Chris Adams, who recalls how and why he came to Oxford and the Radcliffe Infirmary. Chris Adams, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
17 Interview with Hywel Jones (part 2), consultant geriatrician Carrying on from episode 4, Jones discusses the progress of clinical medicine in the last thirty years Hywel Jones, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
18 Interview with Hywel Jones, consultant geriatrician Derek Hockaday interviews Hywel Jones. Jones discusses multidisciplinary teams in managing care, cottage hospitals, consultancy in Oxford and the development of the level 4 ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Hywel Jones, Derek Hockaday 16 Sep 2020
19 Interview with Richard Boyd, Emeritus Professor, lecturer in Medicine and fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford Derek Hockaday interviews Richard Boyd. Boyd discusses the Oxford Medical School, medical education in general, comparisons of Dundee Medical School and University College Hospital with Oxford and changes to the pre-clinical courses in Oxford. Richard Boyd, Derek Hockaday 15 Sep 2020
20 Interview with George Alberti, research endocrinologist and former President of the Royal College of Physicians Derek Hockaday interviews George Alberti. Alberti talks about the Coolidge scholarship and time in the United States, his DPhil project at Hans Krebs' lab relating to amino acid metabolism in mitochondria, his diabetes research and clinical biochemistry. George Alberti, Derek Hockaday 15 Sep 2020
21 Interview with John Spalding, former consultant and research neurologist for Oxford United Hospitals John Oxbury interviews John Spalding. Spalding recounts being a house surgeon for Hugh Cairns at the Radcliffe Infirmary during the second world war, the East Radcliffe ventilator and time in Morocco to advise on a paralysis epidemic with Honor Smith. John Spalding, John Oxbury 15 Sep 2020
22 Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries Join Rebecca Abrams in conversation with Samuel Fanous to discuss her riveting and beautiful new book, edited with César Merchan-Hamann, Jewish Treasures from Oxford Libraries. You can purchase the book https://bodleianshop.co.uk/products/jewish-treasures Rebecca Abrams, Samuel Fanous 08 Jun 2020
23 Looking forward to the next 100 years of the Osma Studentship Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen, Osma Student ‘99–00, head curator of the Arab World collections at the V&A, traces with a specialist eye the collection at the Instituto and her research there, followed by an expert roundtable on the future of the Studentship. Mariam Rosser-Owen, Carole Souter, Miriam Ali de Unzaga, Xenia Elsaesser 02 Jun 2020
24 Osma Students from the past: The stories of British novelist Inez Pearn, first woman to hold the studentship ‘35–36, and Dr Alan Forey, Osma Student ‘56–57 and '57–58 Simon Deefholts and Louisa Long, grand-daughter of Inez Pearn, talk about her time in Madrid before the Civil War as a source of inspiration for her novels. Dr Alan Forey, reader emeritus at the University of Durham, recalls his studentship in the 1950s. Simon Deefholts, Alan Forey, Louisa Long 02 Jun 2020
25 Stories of past de Osma Students and a journey through the Bodleian Archives exploring the history of the studentship Osma Student ‘93–94 Dr Bruce Taylor speaks on his experiences in Madrid and predecessors who have passed, and centenary-organiser Dr Marina Pérez de Arcos shares her archival research on the history of the first modern Spanish endowment at Oxford. Bruce Taylor, Marina Perez de Arcos 02 Jun 2020
26 An archival apprenticeship experience and a biographical profile of Guillermo de Osma Introduced by Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden, Prof Duncan Wheeler speaks on his experience as a studentship holder in 2009, and art historian Guillermo de Osma shares a biographical profile of his great-granduncle. Richard Ovenden, Duncan Wheeler, Guillermo de Osma 02 Jun 2020
27 Creative Commons Trinity: A Real Life Spy Story Frank Close tells the story of Klaus Fuchs and the Bodleian Library. Trinity was the codename for the test explosion of the atomic bomb in New Mexico on 16 July 1945. Frank Close 29 Apr 2020
28 Pieces of Gold: Piecing together a mutilated Timurid masterpiece Shiva Mihan, Harvard Art Museums and Bahari Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries, gives a talk on her work in Persian arts. Shiva Mihan 24 Apr 2020
29 Creative Commons Accumulating narrative: Meaning and mutation in letterpress printing David Armes (Red Plate Press), the Bodleian’s Printer in Residence 2019-20, describes artists and ideas that influence his work, asking how meaning can mutate through the process of production. David Armes 23 Apr 2020
30 Islamic manuscripts and bindings as a window on East-West relations The making, use and trade of manuscripts was an important part of Islamic culture, the technical developments influenced the making of books in the west from the later medieval period onward. Karin Scheper 20 Apr 2020
31 2020 Colin Ford Lecture Professor Larry Schaaf delivers the 2020 Colin Ford Lecture, providing a fascinating insight into his work on The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonne. Larry Schaaf 14 Feb 2020
32 Interview with Jennifer Scott, Professor of Mathematics at University of Reading, and Individual Merit Research Fellow at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Georgina Ferry interviews Jennifer Scott as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Scott discusses her D Phil in the Oxford Computing Lab, her fellowship at St. John's college and leading the Numerical Analysis Group at Rutherford Georgina Ferry, Jennifer Scott 20 Jan 2020
33 Interview with Susan Hockey (part 2), Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London Carrying on from episode 12, part 2 of Georgina Ferry's interview sees Susan Hockey discussing observations of gender split within the computing profession. Georgina Ferry, Susan Hockey 20 Jan 2020
34 Interview with Susan Hockey, Emeritus Professor of Library and Information Studies, University College London Georgina Ferry interviews Susan Hockey as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hockey discusses digital humanities research, management and organisations, and her work for Oxford Computing Service from 1975-1991. Georgina Ferry, Susan Hockey 20 Jan 2020
35 Interview with Jill Hoare, former programmer for Elliott Brothers and the NHS Georgina Ferry interviews Jill Hoare as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hoare discusses early experiences of coding and programming, work at Stanford University in 1973 and working on hospital systems for NHS Oxfordshire. Georgina Ferry, Jill Hoare 20 Jan 2020
36 Interview with Linda Hayes (part 2), former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service Carrying on from episode 9, the second part of Georgina Ferry's interview with Linda Hayes includes her recount her time at St. Cross College and the origins of the university single sign on system. Georgina Ferry, Linda Hayes 20 Jan 2020
37 Interview with Linda Hayes, former head of User Services at the Oxford Computing Service Georgina Ferry interviews Linda Hayes as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Hayes discusses her diploma in Numerical Analysis and Automatic Computing at Cambridge, and working for the Oxford Computing Service 1965 onwards. Georgina Ferry, Linda Hayes 20 Jan 2020
38 Interview with Eleanor Dodson, computational methods developer of Protein Crystallography Georgina Ferry interviews Eleanor Dodson as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Dodson discusses her time as research technician for Dorothy Hodgkin, use of the Oxford Computing Service and Collaborative Computational project no.4. Georgina Ferry, Eleanor Dodson 20 Jan 2020
39 Interview with Julia Dain, former research assistant for the Programming Research Group (PRG) Georgina Ferry interviews Julia Dain as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Dain recounts her traineeship at Marconi company, studying Maths at Oxford and working in the computer science department at Warwick University. Georgina Ferry, Julia Dain 20 Jan 2020
40 Interview with Jana Colchester (part 2), former programming teacher at Marconi College and University of Essex Carrying on from episode 5, this second part of Georgina Ferry's interview with Jana Colchester includes Colchester discussing attitudes relating to gender in the maths and computing professions. Georgina Ferry, Jana Colchester 20 Jan 2020
41 Interview with Jana Colchester, former programming teacher at Marconi College and University of Essex Georgina Ferry interviews Jana Colchester as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Colchester discusses working in the Oxford Computing Labs, lecturing and teaching at a range of further and higher education institutions. Georgina Ferry, Jana Colchester 20 Jan 2020
42 Interview with Shirley Carter, founding member of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Georgina Ferry interviews Shirley Carter as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Carter recounts early experiences of programming, her computer science lectureship at Liverpool in the 1970s and the formation and development of NAG. Georgina Ferry, Shirley Carter 20 Jan 2020
43 Interview with Carol Bateman (part 2), former training and information manager for the Oxford Computing Service Carrying on from episode 2, in the second part of Georgina Ferry's interview with Carol Bateman she discusses the professional computing community and needs of users of the Oxford Computing Service in the late 1980s-early 1990s. Georgina Ferry, Carol Bateman 20 Jan 2020
44 Interview with Carol Bateman, former training and information manager for the Oxford Computing Service Georgina Ferry interviews Carol Bateman as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Bateman discusses her route into computing via Glasgow University, and progression of the Oxford Computing Service. Georgina Ferry, Carol Bateman 20 Jan 2020
45 Interview with Leonor Barroca, senior lecturer in Computing at the Open University Georgina Ferry interviews Leonor Barroca as part of the Oxford Women in Computing Oral History project. Barocca recounts her time on the MSc Computing course at Oxford University and studying and teaching posts at the Universidade do Minho in Portugal. Georgina Ferry, Leonor Barroca 20 Jan 2020
46 Creative Commons Fitting it in, filling it out: from Christopher Saxton's survey to Ralph Sheldon's tapestry maps This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Hilary Turner 02 Dec 2019
47 Creative Commons The Catholic Gentry in Ralph Sheldon’s Midlands This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Katie McKeogh 02 Dec 2019
48 Creative Commons Power, Propaganda, Magnificence: the cartographic background to the Sheldon tapestry maps This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Peter Barber 02 Dec 2019
49 One stitch at the time: Returning the Sheldon Tapestry Maps to life This talk was given as part of the Sheldon Tapestry Maps Symposium Nick Millea, Virginia llado-Buisan 02 Dec 2019
50 Polish Literature Dr Kasia Szymanska gives a highlight overview of Polish literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Kasia Szymanska 19 Nov 2019
51 Introduction to Modern Greek Literature Professor Peter Mackridge takes his audience on a whistle-stop tour of the major landmarks of Modern Greek Literature. Peter Mackridge 19 Nov 2019
52 Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance Group Dr Alexandra Lloyd, Lecturer in German, Magdalen College and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, gives a talk on the White Rose Resistance Group. Alexandra Lloyd 25 Jun 2019
53 Creative Commons Leonardo's thoughts on mechanics and useful inventions 6,000 surviving notes and drawings reveal Leonardo da Vinci’s way of thinking. This talk focuses on Leonardo’s second book, On Mechanics, and explores how he later applied mechanical laws to studies for 'useful inventions'. Matthew Landrus 12 Jun 2019
54 Creative Commons Particles in space Join Dr Donal Hill for a tour of the invisible, as he describes how particle detectors measure 3D information to help uncover the secrets of tiny fundamental particles. Donal Hill 12 Jun 2019
55 Creative Commons Getting to the heart of cardiac disease: a multi-disciplinary effort to image the heart in 3D Discover how researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to acquire images that show how the heart works on both a whole organ and cellular level. With Dr Kerstin Timm and Dr Justin Lau. Kerstin Timm, Justin Lau 12 Jun 2019
56 Plans and elevation: the development of architectural drawings Dr Karl Kinsella introduces a 12th-century manuscript which explores the mystical visions of the prophet Ezekiel and contains some of the earliest architectural drawings in existence. Karl Kinsella 12 Jun 2019
57 Parallel lines down the centuries For 21 centuries, mathematicians worried about a fundamental assumption made by Euclid of Alexandria: that parallel lines must meet at infinity. Christopher Hollings 12 Jun 2019
58 Decay and closure of libraries - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (6) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019 gives the sixth and final lecture in the 2019 Lyell series. Part of the series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy. Richard Sharpe 16 May 2019
59 Growth, competition, stability, loss, renewal - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (5) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019 gives the fifth lecture inthe 2019 Lyell series. Part of the lecture series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy. Richard Sharpe 14 May 2019
60 Turnover in libraries - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (4) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019 gives the fourth lecture in the 2019 Lyell series. Part of the series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy Richard Sharpe 09 May 2019
61 Library books and personal books - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (3) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019, gives the third lecture in the 2019 Lyell series. Part of the lecture series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy. Richard Sharpe 07 May 2019
62 English medieval library catalogues - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (2) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019 gives the second lecture in the 2019 Lyell series. Part of the series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy. Richard Sharpe 02 May 2019
63 Medieval libraries of Great Britain - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (1) Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019, gives the first of the 2019 Lyell lecture series. Part of the lecture series; Libraries and books in medieval England: the role of libraries in a changing book economy. Richard Sharpe 30 Apr 2019
64 The conservation of Japanese collections at Bodleian Libraries Learn about the conservation of unique Japanese items such as Naraehon, a Japanese genre of lavishly-illustrated literature from the fifteenth-eighteenth centuries. Virginia M. Lladó-Buisán 11 Apr 2019
65 Thinking 3D: Byrne-Bussey Marconi Lecture Thinking 3D is an interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of three-dimensionality and its impact on the arts and sciences, co-investigated by Dr Laura Moretti and Daryl Green. Laura Moretti, Daryl Green 05 Apr 2019
66 Medingen Manuscripts For the launch of the Polonsky Foundation funded digitisation project of Manuscripts from the German Speaking Lands, Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford) talks about manuscripts from the Cistercian Abbey of Medingen (Lower Saxony). Henrike Lähnemann 27 Mar 2019
67 Second part of the masterclass: The Medingen Manuscripts in the Bodleian Masterclass for the Leverhulme Doctoral Students with Henrike Lähnemann, filmed by Natascha Domeisen. Henrike Lähnemann 27 Mar 2019
68 Trailer: Medieval Manuscripts in the Bodleian A film of a class for 'Publication Beyond Print', the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centre. Filmed at the Weston Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, by Natascha Domeisen. Daniel Wakelin, Henrike Lähnemann 27 Mar 2019
69 15cHEBRAICA: Capturing the former owners of Hebrew incunabula and their annotations in the Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI) database Marco Bertagna gives a talk for the History of the Book seminar series on 1st March 2019. Marco Bertagna 08 Mar 2019
70 Creative Commons Visual metre and rhythm: the function of movable devices in books A lecture for the Oxford Bibliographical Society and the Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book, by Bodleian Printer in Residence, 2018, Emily Martin. Emily Martin 12 Feb 2019
71 Scottish and British Authors Published Abroad 1470-1700 Jane Stevenson, Senior research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford, gives a talk fo the History of the Book seminar series on 1st February 2019. Jane Stevenson 06 Feb 2019
72 Bumble-Bee Witches and the Reading of Dreams: Spectacular and Speculative Marginalia in a Renaissance Reader’s Montaigne Earle Havens (Johns Hopkins), gives the first talk in the new term for the Centre for the Study of the Book on Friday 18th January 2019. Earle Havens 30 Jan 2019
73 Masterclass: the Frankenstein notebooks at the Bodleian Libraries An examination of the notebooks in which Mary Shelley drafted Frankenstein. These two notebooks, one purchased probably in Geneva, the second in England, are now kept in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Miranda Seymour, Richard Ovenden, Stephen Hebron 29 Jan 2019
74 Mythopoeia: myth-creation and Middle-earth A celebration of Tolkien and his creations, with special guests Dame Marina Warner, Prof Verlyn Flieger and Dr Dimitra Fimi. Marina Warner, Verlyn Flieger, Dimitra Fimi 25 Jan 2019
75 Royal Bank of Canada Foundation Lecture: Reading French in 15th-century England Julia Mattison (RBC Foundation-Bodleian Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries until 19 December 2018) gives a lecture on reading french in 15th century english. Julia Mattison 03 Dec 2018
76 Marconi lecture 2018: Imperial Wave: how empire shaped the network of wireless in South Asia at the turn of the twentieth century Dr Medha Saxena (Delhi, and Byrne Bussey Marconi Fellow), gives the 2018 annual Marconi lecture. Medha Saxena 03 Dec 2018
77 Creative Commons The Future of the Monograph: An Open Access Forum Panel Discussion to debate the proposed changes to the policy on Open Access for monographs in the next REF after REF 2021 which will have profound implications for researchers in the humanities and social sciences. Richard Ovenden, Julia Smith, Helen Snaith, David Clark 16 Nov 2018
78 Old Norse Eleanor Parker, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature, Brasenose College, Oxford, gives the fifth and final talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old norse. Eleanor Parker 31 Oct 2018
79 Old English Mark Atherton, Senior Lecturer in English, Regent's Park College, Oxford, gives the fourth talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. This lecture focuses on Tolkien and old english. Mark Atherton 31 Oct 2018
80 Gothic Elizabeth Solopova, Lecturer in English Literature, Christ Church, Oxford. Tolkien wrote that he was 'fascinated' with the 'beautiful' Gothic language that he started to study at school, and his literary works attest to this interest. Elizabeth Solopova 31 Oct 2018
81 Medieval Welsh 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 and are reflected in Sindarin, one of the two major Elvish languages which he created. Mark Williams 31 Oct 2018
82 Middle English This lecture is on Tolkien and middle english. Professor Carolyne Larrington, Tutorial Fellow in English Literature, St John's College, Oxford gives the first talk in the Tolkien: The Maker of Middle Earth lecture series. Carolyne Larrington 31 Oct 2018
83 Why Read Frankenstein in 2018? Two hundred years after it was first published, Nick Groom explains the abiding appeal and extraordinary contemporary relevance of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Nick Groom 22 Oct 2018
84 A Birth Charm Dphil student Sian Witherden introduces a 15th Century birthing charm, one of the items on display in the Designing English Exhibition Sian Witherden 18 Oct 2018
85 How to record music on the page Professor Henrike Lähnemann discusses how the challenge of recording music on the page was made in the late middle ages by inventing a musical notation system Henrike Lähnemann 18 Oct 2018
86 Designing English Book Art Competition Professor Daniel Wakelin discusses some of the inspired entries they received from contemporary book artists in response to the Designing English Exhibition Daniel Wakelin 18 Oct 2018
87 A Tiny Book of Hours MPhil Student, Kierri Price, introduces a tiny book of hours - a collection of prayers and devotional material from the late 1300s that would have been read at set intervals during the day. Kierri Price 18 Oct 2018
88 Tolkien's turning point: Tolkien and the history of tongues 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. Tom Shippey 19 Sep 2018
89 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Cultures of collecting in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fifth and final Lyell lecture on 8th May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
90 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for the common man' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the fourth Lyell lecture on 3rd May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
91 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Women and books in the 17th century' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the third Lyell lecture on 1st May 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
92 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Books for use and books for show' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London gives the second 2018 Lyell lecture on 26th April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
93 The Lyell Lectures 2018: Book Ownership in Stuart England: 'Setting the scene: Trends and patterns' David Pearson, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2017-18 and Research Fellow, Institute of English Studies, University of London, gives the first of the 2018 Lyell lectures on Tuesday 24 April 2018. David Pearson 11 Jun 2018
94 Siamon Gordon Georgina Ferry interviews Siamon Gordon. Siamon Gordon FRS is Professor Emeritus of Cellular Pathology in the Dunn School. Siamon Gordon 04 Jun 2018
95 Sermon on Indulgences Relay Reading for the Launch of the 'Sermon von Ablass und Gnade' in the Taylor Editions. Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Emma Huber, Martin Kessler 02 May 2018
96 What happened to wireless? Jacob Ward, Bodleian Libraries Byrne-Bussey Marconi Fellow, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, gives the 2018 Marconi lecture. Jacob Ward 19 Mar 2018
97 Digital Typography - Did you mean incurable? Searching and Finding Incunabula in the World Wide Web Dr Falk Eisermann (Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin), gives a talk for the History of the Book Seminar series on 9th March 2018. Falk Eisermann 13 Mar 2018
98 Neil Barclay Georgina Ferry interviews Neil Barclay. Georgina Ferry, Neil Barclay 06 Mar 2018
99 George Brownlee Georgina Ferry interviews George Brownlee. Georgina Ferry, George Brownlee 06 Mar 2018
100 Herman Waldmann Georgina Ferry interviews Herman Waldmann. Georgina Ferry, Herman Waldmann 06 Mar 2018