An exhibition of photographs, books, sketches and other objects, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the boat trip which led to the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
On 4th July 1862, the Reverend Charles Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) and his friend Robinson Duckworth took Lorina, Alice and Edith Liddell on a boating expedition, which had far-reaching consequences for the history of children's literature. On this occasion Dodgson first related the story of ‘Alice's adventures under ground’.
The “interminable fairy-tale”, as Dodgson referred to it in his diary, lasted through many later boating trips. Alice asked for the story to be written out for her, and the rest is history …
The exhibition curated by Janet McMullin, assisted by Dr Cristina Neagu and with the collaboration of the Oxford Conservation Consortium, will be open between 13 June to 28 September 2012. Visiting hours Monday - Friday: 9.30 am - 1.00 pm; 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm (provided there is a member of staff available in the Upper Library).