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
Celebrating the completion of the online Catalogue of the Music collection
On Friday 2 November 2012, 10:30am - 5:00pm
Christ Church Blue Boar Lecture Theatre
Updated: Thursday 18th October 2012 14:03
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.
Updated: Thursday 18th October 2012 8:32
This is the first anatomical atlas to use dozens of engravings superimposed as a series of opening flaps as method of illustration. It is also the first conservation project undertaken by the Oxford Conservation Consortium following Christ Church joining in October 2010.
Updated: Thursday 18th October 2012 8:34
This exhibition features works from the Special Collections of Christ Church Library. Most of these works are books. Some however are other objects bequeathed to the Library. The criterion which brings all this diverse selection together is the works’ capacity to tell a story beyond that illustrated by their content.
Updated: Tuesday 4th October 2011 12:50
To accompany the performance of Crocodiles in Cream in the Cathedral, this exhibition shows Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) as mathematician and logician, as photographer, poet and story-teller.
Updated: Thursday 16th June 2011 11:57
Food and drink have always been important at Christ Church. Much to the critical amusement of his enemies, Cardinal Wolsey ensured that the kitchen and the dining hall were the first buildings completed when he first began to build, in 1525, on the site of the old priory.
Created: Tuesday 26th April 2011
Educated at Westminster School under Dr Richard Busby, Henry Aldrich (1648-1710) entered Christ Church in 1662. He never left the College. In 1692, he was also appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.
Updated: Thursday 16th June 2011 11:38
Updated: Thursday 16th June 2011 11:39