Weston Library - Saturday 14 September 11am to 4pm

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00
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Weston Library

Explore intriguing maps of Oxfordshire from Tudor times to the 20th century with a day of fun drop-in activities.

11am-3pm:  Exhibition mini tours focusing on the Oxfordshire maps in the gallery (starting on the hour). 

11am–4pm: Explore intriguing maps of Oxfordshire from Tudor times to the 20th century with a day of fun drop-in activities, including talks, walking tours from Uncomfortable Oxford, tapestry weaving, and redesigning Oxford for the 21st century.

BLACKWELL HALL, WESTON LIBRARY

11-11.30am and 2-2.30pm: Short talk from Map Librarian Nick Millea on three intriguing maps of Oxford and Oxfordshire: the Cutteslowe Walls map, Sheldon Tapestry Map and Sharp’s planning maps of Oxford. 

LECTURE THEATRE, WESTON LIBRARY

11am–3pm: Discover the Bodleian’s historic presses and letterpress workshop. Visit the Oxford Preservation website for more information.

SCHOLA MUSICAE, OLD BODLEIAN LIBRARY

11am and 2pm: Two short talks from Nick Millea on the Cutteslowe Walls, Sheldon Tapestry Map and Sharp’s planning maps of Oxford. 

12-1.15pm, 3-4.15pm, 4-5.15pm: Uncomfortable Oxford Tours. Join a free walking tour with Uncomfortable Oxford, the student-led social enterprise which runs tours to highlight alternative histories of the city which are often untold or forgotten, including imperialism and empire, town and gown violence, gender, slave wealth, and the impact of Cecil Rhodes. Tours help facilitate conversations on such uncomfortable topics.

First-come, first-served sign-ups from 11am at the entrance to the Weston Library. The walking tour will cover less than 2km but participants should be aware that cobblestones and uneven pavements may impact accessibility. The recommended age for tours is 14+.

TOURS DEPART FROM THE ENTRANCE TO THE WESTON LIBRARY

12-12.30pm: Frideswide who? Discovering Anglo-Saxon Oxford.  Find out about a brave Oxford princess in this interactive talk for families by Jackie Holderness, author of The Princess who Hid in a Tree. 

(Please queue outside the lecture theatre from 10 minutes before the talks.)

LECTURE THEATRE, WESTON LIBRARY

3-3.20pm: Why did Oxford’s Princess Frideswide hide in a tree?  An interactive storytelling session with Bodleian children’s author, Jackie Holderness. 

BLACKWELL HALL, WESTON LIBRARY

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