Friends of the Bodleian Annual Lecture: Samira Ahmed, Art of Persia: Viewing modern Iran through its ancient history

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ONLINE EVENT

Friends of the Bodleian Annual Lecture
Samira Ahmed, Art of Persia: viewing modern Iran through its ancient history

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 Thursday 24 June 2021

 6-7.30pm BST

 Online

Email fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk to book

Exclusive to members of the Friends of the Bodleian
RSVP by 21 June 2021

About the event

The Bodleian Libraries are pleased to invite all members to this year's Friends of the Bodleian Annual Lecture, delivered by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. Drawing on her critically-acclaimed BBC4 television series, the first to be filmed in Iran for 40 years, this talk focuses on Persian art and the Bodleian's collections. 

Richard Ovenden OBE, Bodley's Librarian, will propose a vote of thanks to the speaker and deliver an address on the Bodleian's work over the last 12 months.

Friends of the Bodleian acquisition viewings

As part of this year's Annual lecture celebrations, members are also invited to attend a virtual private view of acquisitions supported by the Friends in the course of the last year. Members can attend one session each. Please indicate which session you would like to attend when you RSVP.

  • Manuscript Acquisitions with Chris Fletcher, Keeper of Special Collections | 11am
  • Japanese Acquisitions with Alessandro Bianchi, Bodleian Japanese Librarian | 1pm
  • Rare Book Acquisitions with Sarah Wheale, Head of Rare Books | 3pm

 Speakers

Samira Ahmed, journalist and broadcaster

Booking information

Exclusive to members of the Friends of the Bodleian. Join the Friends.

Booking Required | RSVP by 21 June 2021

Email: fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Tel: 01865 277234

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If you do not receive this link please email: fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

This talk is supported by the Friends of the Bodleian. To enjoy closer access to the Bodleian, including exclusive events and priority access to online content, join the Friends today.