IF @ the Bodleian

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IF @ the Bodleian - Life Times: experiencing change through mind, body and place

  18 October 2019   

  12 – 9.30pm   


IF @ the Bodleian

How do our minds and bodies alter as we age? Can attitudes change from one generation to the next? How have the built and natural environments around us changed in the last 200 years? What are our hopes and fears for the future and how different will it be? Join researchers at the Bodleian’s Weston Library for a range of exhibits, talks and the Living Library to look into the past, present and future.

Download the programme of events for IF Oxford.

For more information, visit www.if-oxford.com.

Download the sci-fi book written by Oxfordshire school children, Who Writes the Future.


Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


Free admission


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