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Bodleian Library snaps up Ducker & Son ledgers

Bob Avery with a Ducker & Son ledger from 1922. Picture by Denis Kennedy

9:30am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Precious Tolkien memorabilia to go on show at Bodleian exhibition

Tolkien, JRR 2337046.

11:07am Monday 20 March 2017

What a picture: Pioneering photographer's work is given new lease of life by Bodleian

The fruit sellers by William Henry Fox Talbot: Picture Bodleian Library

AFTER setting their sights on the archive of pioneering Victorian photographer William Henry Fox Talbot, three years ago, staff at the Bodleian Library have snapped it up after raising £2.2m.

8:16am Monday 20 March 2017

Red Baron shoe bill story is shot down

RESEARCHERS at the Bodleian Library have discovered that an infamous tale about a German fighter ace not paying his shoe bill was not correct.

7:40am Friday 24 March 2017

National Theatre puppet Joey goes on walkabout

THE National Theatre's acclaimed production of War Horse is coming to the New Theatre from December 13, 2017 to January 6 2018. Pictured operating the puppet of Joey was, left, Richard Vorster. Puppeteers Matthew Tait and Derek Arnold are hidden insid

THE National Theatre’s equine puppet Joey got put through his paces on a tricky surface yesterday - the cobblestones of Radcliffe Square in Oxford.

9:57am Thursday 23 March 2017

Michael Turner

Turner Michael Aged 81 years peacefully at The Close Care Home on 14th March 2017. Beloved father and grandfather who will be sadly missed. Funeral service to take place at St. Andrew's Church, Sanford-on-Thames at 1pm on Tuesday 28th March. Family…

1:51am Wednesday 22 March 2017

'The sharpest mind and the biggest heart' - Colin Dexter remembered

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter dies, aged 86

Colin Dexter, author of the Inspector Morse series, has died his publisher Macmillan has said.

6:00am Wednesday 22 March 2017

Concert revival to celebrate folklore hero

Kirtlington Morris dancing at the Pitt Rivers Museum to mark the opening of a series of events commemorating the centenary of Oxford folklore collector Percy Manning (1870-1917). Picture Richard Cave

9:02am Tuesday 21 March 2017

Major Tolkien show planned by Bodleian

JRR Tolkien

STAFF at the Bodleian Library are preparing for a major exhibition on the work of JRR Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

9:24am Friday 17 March 2017

Celebrating folklorist who collection captured Oxfordshire's past

Kirtlington Morris dancing at the Pitt Rivers Museum to mark the opening of a series of events commemorating the centenary of the death of Oxford folklorist Percy Manning. Picture Richard Cave

DECLUTTERING is all the rage these days but the prospect of throwing anything away would have horrified folklorist Percy Manning.

8:37am Friday 24 February 2017
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