In 1943 five students and a professor at the University of Munich were arrested, interrogate, tried, and executed. They were members of The White Rose (‘Die Weiße Rose’), a clandestine group who wrote and distributed leaflets calling on Germans to resist Hitler. This lecture introduces the group through their own words, using excerpts from their letters and diaries in a new English translation by undergraduate students at the University of Oxford. These texts, the majority of which have never appeared in English, speak movingly of courage and conscience.
Every map tells a story. Talking Maps is a celebration of maps and what they tell us about the places they depict and the people that make and use them.
Drawing on the Bodleian's unparalleled collection of more than 1.5 million maps, this exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of ancient, pre-modern and contemporary maps from a range of cultures and in a variety of formats as well as showcasing fascinating imaginary, fictional and war maps.