A story in stone and bone

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Prospect of Stonehenge from the southwest from William Stukeley’s, Stonehenge, a temple restor’d to the British Druids

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A story in stone and bone

  16 March – 12 May 2019   

  All day   

  Admission free

A story in stone and bone

Brought to life through the writing and drawings of the antiquaries John Aubrey and William Stukeley, the story of Stonehenge continues to unfold today through recent developments in archaeological science.

 Location

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Admission

Admission free.

The White Rose: Reading, Writing, Resistance

Defying Hitler: The White Rose Resistance Group

  26 June 2019

In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (Die Weiße Rose), a clandestine group that wrote and distributed pamphlets calling on the Germans to resist Hitler. The pamphlets are fascinating texts, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas and influences. They urge readers to open their eyes to the atrocities being committed in the name of the regime, denounce the persecution of European Jews, and call for an end to the war. This talk introduces the White Rose group and examines the way they used the written word to inspire resistance.

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