Exploring the experience of the book beyond reading, Sensational Books features books and items from the Bodleian’s collections that invite a sensory response across the five senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch and beyond.
Visitors will be able to experience the sound of manuscripts unravelling, the smell of vellum in early books or the touch of an old book cover and have many other sensory experiences with the treasures on display. As e-books grow in use, this exhibition captures the renewed interest in the material book, as evidenced by everything from the recent popularity of gift books to high quality book design.
ST Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.
Monday to Saturday - 10am-5pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm
Art of Advertising
5 March — 30 August 2020
The Art of Advertising tells the story of British advertising from the mid 18th century to the 1930s through an incredible collection of handbills, trade cards, novelties, posters and much more.