Sheldon Tapestry Map: daily talks

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Sheldon Tapestry Map talks

 Every weekday  


  Admission free

Sheldon Tapestry Map talks

As part of our Talking Maps exhibition, join a member of the Bodleian Library's Map Room as they talk about the background of the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Gloucestershire and answer questions. The map is on display in Blackwell Hall in the Weston Library.

Talks take place every weekday between 11.30am–12pm.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

There is a ramp for wheelchair access.




A member of the Bodleian's Map Room team

Events in the Talking Maps series

Gough Map of Great Britain

The Gough Map of Great Britain: Can a 600-year-old map reveal any new secrets?

  31 July 2019

This talk will describe the map, then explore how hyperspectral imaging, Raman spectroscopy, and 3D imagery is helping deliver a whole new interpretation into the creative thinking behind the oldest surviving geographically-recognisable
cartographic representation of Great Britain.

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Gough Map of Great Britain

Talking Maps: Cartographic conversations from the Bodleian’s exhibition

  23 September 2019

In this talk, Nick Millea, Bodleian Map Librarian, will navigate through some of the highlights of Talking Maps and the rationale behind the exhibition – from early planning meetings to narrowing down the field of exhibits, and
focusing on a strong theme.

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