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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

Centre for the Study of the Book
Crossing Borders: Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures
History of the Book 2017
Medieval German Studies
Oxford Union Library Audio Tour
Recording the Reformation
Reformation 2017
Researchers at work in Bodleian archives and historic collections
Shelley's Ghost: Reshaping the Image of a Literary Family
Staging History, 1780 to 1840
The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
The Paratexts Podcast
The UN at 70: witness seminar
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Researching the Impeachment and Trial of Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford Visiting fellow, Dr Robin Eagles of the History of Parliament Trust discusses his research into Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford Robin Eagles 10 Nov 2017
2 Tanakh and textuality Visiting researcher Dr Rachel Wamsley discusses the renowned Oppenheimer Collection, whose holdings shed light on the printing house as a site of cultural and literary encounter between Jews and Christians in early modern Europe. Rachel Wamsley 15 Sep 2017
3 Marconi and media history Dr Noah Arceneaux, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Media Studies, San Diego State University, Byrne-Bussey Marconi Visiting Fellow 2016-17, Bodleian Library, talks about the history of wireless broadcasting and the Bodleian Marconi Archive. Noah Arceneaux 14 Sep 2017
4 Creative Commons Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen Relay Reading for the Launch of the Taylorian Pamphlet Series. Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Emma Huber 31 May 2017
5 A life in politics: Lord Heseltine in conversation with Lord Hennessy Michael Heseltine discusses his political career with Peter Hennessy. Michael Heseltine, Peter Hennessy, Richard Ovenden 21 Mar 2017
6 Nicholas Crouch's seventeenth-century books Professor Adam Smyth talks to cataloguer Lucy Kelsall and book conservator Nikki Tomkins about the seventeenth-century library of Nicholas Crouch, now in Balliol College, and how to deal with fragile books. Adam Smyth, Lucy Kelsall, Nikki Tomkins 13 Mar 2017
7 Law: Printing the Corpus iuris civilis in the Sixteenth Century Professor Rodolfo Savelli, Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Università di Genova, gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 10th March 2017. Rodolfo Savelli 13 Mar 2017
8 Theology: The Gutenberg Bible in the Context of Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Bibles Dr Paul Needham, Scheide Library, Princeton University Library gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 3rd March 2017. Paul Needham 06 Mar 2017
9 Manuscript Studies: Greek Script and Type in the Fifteenth century. Demetrius Damilas between Milan and Florence Nigel Wilson, fellow of Lincoln College, reads a lecture written by Dr David Speranzi, Firenze, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento. Dr Speranzi was unable to attend the recording of this lecture so Nigel Wilson read in his absence. David Speranzi, Nigel Wilson 28 Feb 2017
10 Economics: The Price of Books in Early Modern Europe: An Economic Perspective Dr Jeremiah Dittmar, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, gives a talk on 10th February 2017. Jeremiah Dittmar 22 Feb 2017
11 Classics: Incunabular Stemmatics, Professor Stephen Oakley, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the 15th Century Booktrade series on 3rd February 2017. Stephen Oakley 22 Feb 2017
12 The Italian Trade with the Frankfurt Book Fair around 1600 The History of the Book and Cultural History with Professor Ian Maclean, All Souls College, Oxford on 20th January 2017. Ian Maclean 25 Jan 2017
13 Rumi: his life, work, and poetry Dr Zahra Taheri, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book, speaks about Rumi's life, mystical teaching, doctrine, and poetry. With Music by Dr Peyman Heydarian. Zahra Taheri, Peyman Heydarian, Fitzroy Morrissey 24 Jan 2017
14 Staging History: favourite objects and concluding thoughts The series concludes with each of the contributors discussing an object that particularly stands out for them from the exhibition items and what it reveals about staging history in this period. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
15 History on stage In this episode, the contributors discuss why history so frequently featured on stage in this period, and the significance of the historical events that these dramas staged for contemporary audiences. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
16 Experiencing the late Georgian theatre This episode explores what it was like to experience theatre in this era, including how theatres were laid out and designed, what it was like to be in the audience, and how plays were written, advertised and staged. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
17 Theatre in the ‘Long Regency’ era This episode gives a brief introduction to the history of this period, beginning with the American War of Independence and culminating in the early years of the reign of Queen Victoria. Michael Burden, David Kennerley, Susan Valladares 14 Dec 2016
18 Film Trailer - Singing the Reformation Trailer for 'Singing the Reformation' - a film about the Oxford Bach Soloists' tour to Northern Germany as part of the knowledge-exchange project 'Recording the Reformation', led by Prof. Henrike Lähnemann at the University of Oxford. Alex Lloyd 05 Dec 2016
19 Reading in German Excerpts from a reading in May 2016 at the Taylor Institution, University of Oxford, with Karen Leeder, Ulrike Draesner, and Ulrike Almut Sandig. Karen Leeder, Ulrike Draesner, Ulrike Almut Sandig 05 Dec 2016
20 Concert at the Mariensee Convent with the Oxford Bach Soloists Concert at the Mariensee Convent with the Oxford Bach Soloists (A lecture-recital tracing the origins of Bach's Cantata 'Christ lag in Todesbanden' (BWV 4) at Mariensee Convent in Northern Germany. Henrike Lähnemann, The Oxford Bach Soloists, Alex Lloyd 05 Dec 2016
21 Singing the Reformation A film by Alex Lloyd about the Oxford Bach Soloists' recent tour to Northern Germany as part of the knowledge-exchange project 'Recording the Reformation', led by Prof. Henrike Lähnemann at the University of Oxford. Alex Lloyd 05 Dec 2016
22 Research business and the shortwave beam: Marconi and the uses of wireless in postwar years Giovanni Paoloni discusses the influence of the development of the shortwave beam technology on Marconi and the Marconi Company Giovanni Paoloni 03 Nov 2016
23 Marconi's early 'Latin' projects over the South-Atlantic Inês Queiroz explores how technical constraints have shaped strategies for wireless networks development Inês Queiroz 03 Nov 2016
24 Performing Shakespeare: then and now Jonathan Lloyd and Tiffany Stern, discuss performing Shakespeare in the past and now Jonathan Lloyd, Tiffany Stern 02 Nov 2016
25 Creative Commons Shakespeare and the Victorians Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for Shakespeare Oxford 2016 series. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 19 Oct 2016
26 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
27 Scritture umanistiche elementari (in Italian) Teresa De Robertis (Florence), gives a talk for The unskilled scribe: Elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting, a seminar held on 30th September 2016. Teresa De Robertis 14 Oct 2016
28 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
29 Introduction to The unskilled scribe Irene Ceccherini (Oxford) gives a talk for the unskilled scribe: Elementary hands and their place in the history of handwriting, a seminar held on 30th September 2016. Irene Ceccherini 14 Oct 2016
30 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
31 The Paratexts of Conrad Gessner Professor Ann Blair on the uses of dedication and the multifarious paratexts of the early modern naturalist and bibliographer Conrad Gessner (1516-65) Dennis Duncan, Ann Blair 03 Aug 2016
32 Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection A conversation with Dr Nasrin Askari, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book 2016 & Alasdair Watson, Bahari Curator of Persian Collections, Bodleian Library Nasrin Askari, Alasdair Watson 02 Aug 2016
33 Launch of the 15th Century Booktrade Cristina Dondi and her colleagues launch the 15th Century Booktrade. Cristina Dondi, Kristian Jensen, Geri Della Rocca de Candal, Simon Walton 21 Jul 2016
34 Brown's landscapes in the twenty-first century Join the head gardeners of Stowe and Compton Verney to explore the challenges, changes and rewards of protecting and preserving Capability Brown's landscapes in his tercentenary year. Barry Smith, Gary Webb 21 Jul 2016
35 Creative Commons Modernist Marginalia Dr Amanda Golden discusses the notes and underlinings that writers like Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath made in their books. Dennis Duncan, Amanda Golden 13 Jul 2016
36 Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Persian Illustrated Manuscript in the Bodleian Library’s Ouseley Collection A conversation with Dr Nasrin Askari, Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book 2016 & Alasdair Watson, Bahari Curator of Persian Collections, Bodleian Library Nasrin Askari, Alasdair Watson 08 Jul 2016
37 Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries. Lauren Kassell 30 Jun 2016
38 Eloquence vault mieulx que force Vernacular Translations of Plutarch and Political Argument in Renaissance France Rebecca Kingston 30 Jun 2016
39 Modernist Prefaces Dr Sarah Copland on how Modernist writers such as Henry James and Joseph Conrad used the form of the Preface as a key to their own work, as well as the work of others. Dennis Duncan, Sarah Copland 06 Jun 2016
40 Memorialising Shakespeare: The First Folio and other elegies Emma Smith (Professor of English Literature, Oxford), gives a talk on Shakespeare memorials. Emma Smith 02 Jun 2016
41 "To the Reader" Epistles Dr Meaghan Brown discusses the early modern To the Reader epistle, in which publishers directly addressed their buying public. Dennis Duncan, Meaghan Brown 24 May 2016
42 Venus and Adonis Professor Katherine Duncan Jones, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College, gives a talk on Shakespeare's poem, Venus and Adonis. Katherine Duncan-Jones 20 May 2016
43 Donne to Death Peter McCullough, Professor of English, University of Oxford, gives a talk on John Donne. Peter McCullough 13 May 2016
44 Everyday death in Shakespeare's England This podcast talks about accidental deaths and the hazards of everyday life in Shakespeare's day Steven Gunn 05 May 2016
45 The Magic of Shakespeare This lecture will celebrate Shakespeare's immortality on the exact 400th anniversary of his burial. It will begin from Theseus' famous speech in A Midsummer Night's Dream about the magical, transformative power of poetry. Jonathan Bate 03 May 2016
46 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
47 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 1: Das Juttenspiel Henrike Lähnemann on the Reformation publication of the ‘Juttenspiel’ Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
48 Creative Commons Early Modern German Literature 2: Judith plays Henrike Lähnemann on the popularity of the Judith theme in Reformation drama Henrike Lähnemann 04 Mar 2016
49 Creative Commons Bible Translation in Germany From Old High German via Martin Luther to Bibel in gerechter Sprache. A whistle stop tour of German Bible translation Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones, Daniel Lloyd 03 Mar 2016
50 1594: Shakespeare's most important year In the summer of 1594 William Shakespeare decided to invest around £50 to become a shareholder in a newly formed acting company: the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This lecture examines the consequences of this decision, unique in English theatrical history. Bart van Es 02 Mar 2016
51 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Abbess Bärbel Görcke (Mariensee): The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Multiple presentations from the German Studies Staff Henrike Lähnemann, Abbess Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
52 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Ulrike Hascher-Burger (Utrecht): Musical Notation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
53 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Alan Coates (Oxford): The Incunable Traces Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
54 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Nigel F. Palmer (Oxford): Cistercian Punctuation Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
55 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Andrew Honey (Oxford): The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann, Andrew Honey 22 Feb 2016
56 Creative Commons Masterclass Medingen Manuscripts: Henrike Lähnemann (Oxford): Introduction Presentations about the Medingen Manuscripts Henrike Lähnemann 22 Feb 2016
57 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Launching the website by Charlotte Schwarzer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Schwarzer 22 Feb 2016
58 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Reformation Music Project: Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Alex Lloyd, Tom Hammond-Davies, Harry Meehan 22 Feb 2016
59 Creative Commons Website Reformation: The Website: Emma Huber Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Emma Huber 22 Feb 2016
60 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Karlstadt pamphlets: Jennifer Bunselmeier Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Jennifer Bunselmeier 22 Feb 2016
61 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Lustgarten der Seelen: Klaus Meyer Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Klaus Meyer 22 Feb 2016
62 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Weissagung vom Papsttum: Kezia Fender Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Kezia Fender 22 Feb 2016
63 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Hans Sachs’ Dialogue: Charlotte Hartmann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Charlotte Hartmann 22 Feb 2016
64 Creative Commons Website Reformation: De captivitate babylonica: Lucas Eigel Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Lucas Eigel 22 Feb 2016
65 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Sendbrief vom Dolmetschen: Howard Jones Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Howard Jones 22 Feb 2016
66 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Passional Christi & Antichristi: Ed Wareham Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann, Edward Wareham 22 Feb 2016
67 The Prayer-Book of Abbess Odilia Abbess Bärbel Görcke, Mariensee, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Bärbel Görcke 22 Feb 2016
68 Musical Notation Ulrike Hascher-Burger, Utrecht University, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Ulrike Hascher-Burger 22 Feb 2016
69 The Incunable Traces Alan Coates, Rare Books Assistant Librarian, Bodleain, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Alan Coates 22 Feb 2016
70 Cistercian Puntuation Nigel F. Palmer, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Nigel Palmer 22 Feb 2016
71 Creative Commons Website Reformation: Introduction by Henrike Lähnemann Launch of the Reformation 2017 Website Henrike Lähnemann 19 Feb 2016
72 Creative Commons The Future of German Studies Round Table on the occasion of the Inaugural Lecture of Henrike Lähnemann Hans-Jochen Schiewer, Wilhelm Krull, Dorothea Rüland, Katrin Kohl 19 Feb 2016
73 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
74 The Plaque in the Psalter and the Bindings Andrew Honey, Book Conservator (Research and Teaching), University of Oxford, delivers a talk for the Medingen Manuscripts Masterclass. Andrew Honey 04 Feb 2016
75 Masterclass: Medingen Manuscripts - Introduction Introduction to the Masterclass by Professor Henrike Lähnemann, Chair of Medieval German Literature and Linguistics, University of Oxford. Henrike Lähnemann 04 Feb 2016
76 200 years of fun and games Richard Ballam talks about the rich collections of games and pastimes he has recently donated to the Bodleian, the subject of the display Playing with History. Richard Ballam 29 Jan 2016
77 Session 4 - What has our experience taught us? Lesson for future policy Michael Keating and Dr Randolf Kent (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on thier experiences at the UN. Followed by a discussion moderated by Sir Adam Roberts. Sir Adam Roberts, Michael Keating, Randolf Kent 05 Nov 2015
78 Session 3 - Delivering humanitarian aid while protecting human rights: The challenges for the UN of Impartiality, Access and Advocacy Sir John Homes and Professor Mukesh Kapila (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on their experience of the UN and the challenges it has in conflict and disaster areas. Followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Guy Goodwin-Gill Guy Goodwin-Gill, Sir John Holmes, Mukesh Kapila 05 Nov 2015
79 Session 2 - Working with political and development actors: Where should UN humanitarians 'sit'? Alan Doss and Nicola Dahrendorf (BAFUNCS members) give presentations on the UN working with political and development agencies across the world. Followed by discussion with David Hartland moderating. Alan Doss, Nicola Dahrendorf, David Harland 05 Nov 2015
80 Session 1 - Delivering Humanitarian Aid: Who does it best? Angela Raven-Roberts and Lamees Hafeez, BAFUNCS members, give presentations on who they think deliver humanitarian aid best, the UN or charities. Followed by a discussion moderated by Michael Mosselmans. Michael Mosselmans, Angela Raven-Roberts, Lamees Hafeez 05 Nov 2015
81 Welcome and Introduction Edward Mortimer, CMG, President of BAFUNCS (British Association of Former UN CIvil Servants) introduces the UN at 70: A Witness Seminar. Held in the Bodleian Library on 16th October 2015. Edward Mortimer 05 Nov 2015
82 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
83 Creative Commons The Future of Research Libraries A talk delivered by Andrew Green at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Andrew Green 15 Sep 2015
84 Creative Commons Leadership and Embedding a Culture of Innovation at the University of Manchester A talk delivered by Jan Wilkinson at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Jan Wilkinson 15 Sep 2015
85 The State of the Archives in the UK and the Challenges Ahead A talk delivered by Clem Brohier at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Clem Brohier 15 Sep 2015
86 Creative Commons Evidence-Based Decision Making for Collection Management A talk delivered by Paul Cavanagh & James Kay at the Anybook Oxford Libraries Conference 2015 - Adapting for the Future: Developing Our Professions and Services, 21st July 2015. Paul Cavanagh, James Kay 15 Sep 2015
87 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
88 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
89 Pieces of the jigsaw: history through the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera A lunchtime lecture by Julie-Anne Lambert accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Julie-Anne Lambert 10 Jul 2015
90 The Savile Library Lunchtime lecture by Will Poole accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Will Poole 09 Jul 2015
91 Painted by numbers: decoding Ferdinand Bauer's Flora Graeca colour code Lunchtime lecture by Richard Mulholland accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Richard Mullholland 09 Jul 2015
92 Mr Douce steps into the nursery and lingers... A lunchtime lecture by Clive Hurst accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. Clive Hurst 09 Jul 2015
93 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
94 Marks on canvas, stone, wood and paper: the Genius of the Bodleian Portrait Collection Dana Josephson gives a talk for the Marks of Genius Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries series. Dana Josephson 08 Jul 2015
95 Missionaries and Religious Print Culture in Canada Bibles and religious literature were an integral part of Canadian society and culture between 1830 and 1900. Stuart Barnard 08 Jul 2015
96 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
97 New Sappho and new libraries Fourth Lunchtime lecture accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. With Dr Dirk Obbink. Dirk Obbink 19 May 2015
98 Four centuries of Chinese book collecting Third Lunchtime lecture accompanying the exhibition Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries. With Mr David Helliwell. David Helliwell 19 May 2015
99 The Trade in Printed Books: an ingenious innovation that changed the Western World Second in the Marks of Genius series, with Dr Christina Dondi Christina Dondi 19 May 2015
100 Abridging Histories: Capt. James Cook and the Voyages of Reading (1784–) Professor Michael Suarez, in the Lyell Lectures 2015, urges scholars to remember the books that most readers encountered: the cheaper abridged versions of popular novels and accounts such as Cook's voyages. Michael Suarez 18 May 2015