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Cream Tea and Tour of the Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library



The Graduate College invite you to join them for cream tea at the Bodleian Library, followed by a 90 minute guided tour.


Detailed Description

Oxford’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world, not only for their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, but also for their buildings, some of which have remained in continuous use since the Middle Ages. 

The Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library with over 12 million printed items. First opened to scholars in 1602, it incorporates an earlier library built by the University in the 15th century to house books donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester. Since 1602 it has expanded, slowly at first but with increasing momentum over the last 150 years, to keep pace with the ever-growing accumulation of books, papers and other materials, but the core of the old buildings has remained intact.

Your 90 minute Extended Tour will cover Divinity School, Convocation House, Chancellor's Court, Duke Humfrey's Library, Radcliffe Camera's upper reading room and Gladstone Link.

Bodleian Libraries, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Tuesday 7 November 2017, 10.30am

Tickets cost £5, but the ticket cost will be COMPLETELY REFUNDED to attendees after the event.

Spaces are limited and tickets are restricted to one per person, so book early to avoid disappointment! 

Booking will close on Tuesday 31 October and further details will be circulated to all ticket holders after this date.

If you have any further questions please email asa-gcevents@brookes.ac.uk