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Joined on 21 April, 2010
We are extending Bodleian Libraries items on loan until week commencing 12 October 2020. (Fines continue to be waived for all items.)
Need to return items before then? We'll be in touch as and when we can provide more information. Thank you.
S is for Stars: Clear night skies remind us of this treasure, conserved some years ago. A rare 12th-c treasury copy of al-Sufi’s 10th-c Book of the Constellations of the Fixed Stars (Bodleian Libraries, MS. Huntington 212), with Classical & Bedouin constellations. #ABCbodcons
We are living in an age where knowledge is under attack every day. My anger at the destruction of the Windrush landing records inspired me to write this book.
I'm delighted to officially announce and share the cover of Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack.
Do you think knowledge should be:
a: You'll be as excited as we are about Bodley's Librarian Richard Ovenden's upcoming book! Incredibly relevant in an age of censorship and fake news.
b: Enjoy the part about the Library of Alexandria, we guess?
@bodleianlibs We didn't even get to utilise the rule whereby if two players land on the same square you have to automatically go to the King's Arms... 🍻
Just wait til you get the Weston Library expansion pack!
(For extra jeopardy, play without the Lamson tube rule... )🎲
Desperate times call for desperate measures: after yet another week without library access, we have resorted to breaking out "The Bodleian Game" (originally issued by @bodleianlibs in 1988).
High-stakes adventure! Wondrous escapism! Misfiled books!
Who's up for a game over Zoom sometime?
Austen probably composed ‘The Watsons’ in Bath in 1804-5, when she was in her late twenties. The manuscript contains 68 pages of closely written and revised text. In it, we see her neat hand; her character development; her finely crafted plotting.
So why didn’t she complete it?