Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view one of the world’s most famous and valuable books first-hand. Find out more about the First Folio as Richard Ovenden and Professor Rhodri Lewis from the University of Oxford share interesting trivia and stories about the book and answer your questions on the Folio.
About the Speakers:
Richard Ovenden is Bodley’s Librarian, the senior Executive Officer for the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. He is also a Professorial Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and writes and researches in the history of the book and the history of photography. He has previously worked at the House of Lords, the National Library of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh. He serves on the Board of the Consortium of European Research Libraries and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2015.
Rhodri Lewis is Professor of English Literature and Director of Ertegun House at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books and articles on literary and intellectual history from 1500 to 1800, including Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness, which will be published by Princeton University Press later this year.
Admission is free.
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