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
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