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Sunday, 19th July 2015

Another late-sixteenth-century manuscript, newly discovered in the Duke Humfrey’s Library of the Bodleian, apparently contains a previously unknown textual variant of the second casket scene from… 142 more words



Today we explored Oxford city!

We’ve discovered that most people who serve you in shops over here aren’t English, so we had some trouble ordering from the Italian (?) lady at Starbucks, then had a pretty terrible coffee while waiting for a bank appointment. 343 more words


'The Clarke Plato'

‘The Clarke Plato': the oldest manuscript (discounting papyrus fragments) for about half the dialogues of Plato, perhaps once the first volume of a two-volume set. Commissioned by Arethas of Patrae (bishop of Caesarea, 902-c.

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A dedication from the publisher - Tauchnitz volume 500

The 500th volume in any series of books is an achievement well worth celebrating, and Bernhard Tauchnitz was justifiably proud when he reached that milestone in 1860.  527 more words

Vintage Paperbacks

"Waterloo - Couldn't escape if I wanted to"*...

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo** this week, The Bodleian Library is featuring it’s Curzon Collection of political prints from the period of the Napoleonic wars– including several British and French cartoons depicting Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo. 388 more words

Department of Antiquities

Ancient Egypt and Sudan

The Egyptian collections of the Ashmolean are among the most extensive in Britain, and they represent every period of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the 7th century AD.

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North Africa

Open to the public: the fine line between museums and libraries

Last month, Oxford University reopened its Weston Library, after an £80m refurbishment. Part of the Bodleian Libraries, the Weston was a previously unloved building, often derided for its drab architecture in a city renowned for its great many beautiful buildings. 336 more words