Talking Maps: lunchtime talks

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Talking Maps: lunchtime talks

 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 1 – 1.30pm

  Admission free

Talking Maps: lunchtime talks

Join a curator or researcher in our Talking Maps exhibition as they reveal the secrets of their favourite exhibits.

Talks take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 1–1.30pm.

Visitors assemble at the Blackwell Hall information desk, and will be guided into the S T Lee gallery by a member of the Bodleian Maps team or an external expert. 


S T Lee Gallery, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


Admission free


Nick Millea, Map Librarian, Bodleian Libraries

Professor Jerry Brotton, Queen Mary University of London

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