Science at the Bodleian

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Science at the Bodleian

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 Wednesday 29 November 2023


  At the Weston Library and online via Zoom

  Free event, booking required

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About the event

In this talk Kate Fulcher, Heritage Scientist at the Bodleian Libraries., will introduce the techniques and equipment used, and examples of how these have been applied to reveal hidden information in manuscripts. From 11th century Byzantine gospels to 15th century Venetian antiphonals (choir music), science is helping us to learn and see more.


Kate Fulcher, Heritage Scientist at the Bodleian Libraries. She works with students, scholars, and conservators to investigate the collections at the Bodleian using scientific techniques.

Booking information

This event is available to attend in person at the Weston Library or online via Zoom. The event is free and open to all but booking is required. When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

Details will be confirmed to registrants ahead of the event. If you have booked to attend online, you will receive a link to the Zoom webinar in the week before the event.

Friends of the Bodleian

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. For more information email


This lecture will be held in person in the Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre at the Weston Library.

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

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