This new exhibition presents selected works of William Wake’s extensive numismatic library, 18th and 19th century casts of coins, electrotypes, and, in collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum, original coins from his collection.
Updated: Friday 24th October 2014 13:54
A selection of Alice Liddell’s sketches and watercolours (some from the 1872 Grand Tour of France & Italy). On display are also travel and engagement diaries and 19th century photographs.
Updated: Friday 18th July 2014 12:35
This new exhibition open in the Upper Library at Christ Church aims at revealing how widespread pagan and Christian imagery about monsters and ethereal beings is. The exhibition will be opened by Professors Martin Kemp and Marina Warner.
Updated: Tuesday 21st January 2014 23:31
As the Upper Library still features the fully functional 'one-pull press', we are fortunate to be able to continue offering workshops on the history of early printing.
Updated: Friday 24th October 2014 13:50
This exhibition, curated by Cristina Neagu, together with Rowena Archer and David Rundle, highlights the process of creating new books during the period of transition from manuscript to print.
Updated: Wednesday 11th December 2013 15:11
This exhibition, curated by Janet McMullin and Cristina Neagu, invites the viewer to explore the realm of nonsense poetry in the works of Lewis Carroll. On this occasion we have selected material focusing on Father William, Jabberwocky and the Walrus and the Carpenter.
Updated: Wednesday 18th December 2013 12:08
This exhibition, curated by Judith Curthoys, allows an insight into the often surprising contents of Christ Church archives. Apart from various versions and drafts of the Statutes, examination papers, documents related to the academic curriculum or the more light-hearted side of college life, Past Perfect at the Cardinal's College
also introduces the viewer to a series of artefacts.
Updated: Monday 17th June 2013 15:59
On the 16 January 2013 a new exhibition opened in the Library at Christ Church...
Updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2013 15:49
Although gems are modest in size, gem engraving was a major art in antiquity. From the Renaissance on Greek and Roman intaglios and cameos were collected, observed and copied. Scholars could learn about the appearance of gem subjects through publications, often initiated by their almost obsessive collectors, but also through the expanding production of impressions and casts of gems in a variety of materials.
Updated: Thursday 14th March 2013 11:35
Much of the music displayed in this exhibition was donated to Christ Church by Henry Aldrich (1648-1710), who was an undergraduate at this college, then a tutor, sub-dean, and finally dean.
Updated: Thursday 5th September 2013 11:56