Love and the soul

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Engraving of two people sitting with a dog, Cupid and Psyche


Love and the soul

 5 January – 10 March 2019       All day    

 Admission free

Love and the soul

This display will explore the rich inspiration that the delightful second-century Latin love-story of Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius has provided for book-illustrators since the invention of printing - above all for William Morris
and Edward Burne-Jones.


Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


Admission free.

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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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