The Gothic Apprentice: William Blake in Westminster Abbey

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LECTURE

The Gothic Apprentice: William Blake in Westminster Abbey

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 Wednesday 1 March 2023

 1–2pm

  Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library

  Free, booking required

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About the event

During his apprenticeship, William Blake executed a series of pencil sketches and watercolour drawings of the interior of Westminster Abbey. This talk discusses these early pictorial works, now held in the Bodleian Library, and the influence of the Gothic aesthetic on Blake.

 Speaker

Mark Crosby is a Carr-Thomas-Ovenden Visiting Fellow at the Bodleian Libraries, an Oxford graduate and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Kansas State University.

 Booking information

Booking is required for this event. Once you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

 Location

Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

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