The Lyell Lectures 2019

Lecture details

Miscellaneous manuscripts linked to library of St. Martin's Priory, Dover.

LECTURE

Library books and personal books - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (3)

 7 May 2019       5 - 6pm    

 Admission free

Library books and personal books - The Lyell Lectures 2019 (3)

The histories of libraries in medieval England offer an insight into the intellectual and cultural life of the period. This should not obscure the fact that books made for individual use were more common than books for communal use. In these lectures, Professor Sharpe explains what evidence we have from medieval libraries; how our views of these may alter in the light of recent research; and the changing nature of libraries in medieval England.

This talk is followed by a drinks reception in Blackwell Hall.

Speaker

Professor Richard Sharpe, Lyell Reader in Bibliography 2018-2019

 Location

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.

 Admission

Admission free.

 

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