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First Folio Day: the Bard at the Bod

4 March @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Join us at the Weston Library to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio. Enjoy taster talks, hands-on activities, discussion and pop-up performance.

Join us to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
• Chat to academics in our ‘Living Library’ about Shakespeare, his works, and early modern book culture
• Shakespeare clinic with Professor Emma Smith (morning only)
• Encounter contemporary maps linked to Shakespeare’s life and works
• See the First Folio in our new display Thou art translated (opening 25th February)
• Participate in craft and family activities
Talks programme:
“You must case me in leather”: the Bodleian’s First Folio as a material book
11am–11.30am, Andrew Honey, Book Conservator
“Shreds and Patches”: the conservation – or not – of the Bodleian’s First Folio
12.30pm–1pm Nicole Gilroy, Head of Book Conservation
What is the First Folio and why should I care?
2pm–2.30pm Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies, University of Oxford


4 March
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Sheldonian Theatre
Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3AZ Oxford
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