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Looking for Aldrich

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.


This exhibition, curated by Maria Franchini and open at Christ Church Library, marks the completion of the cataloguing of the early printed books in the Wake Collection.

Music on the Move

A new exhibition in Christ Church Upper Library, including: musical works-in-progress (compositional drafts); works transmitted in more than one state (perhaps because of a composer's changes of mind); music that circulated in single-sheet format; pieces adapted to make them fit for different uses; and modern editions that change the appearance of musical works.

Journeys on the Page

An exhibition focusing on the Christ Church Library early corpus of maps, globes, and charts  in manuscripts and printed volumes. It is an examination of the human endeavour to find ways to mirror the world we inhabit, showing that the content of any given map is as much determined by culture, historical circumstances and the interests of map makers and map users as it is by the geography that it attempts to depict. The exhibitions is organized in three main sections: Finding Our Way, Mapping the World and Zooming into Places (Jerusalem and Oxford).



Collectors and Collections: Cardinal Gifts

An exhibition to accompany 'Collectors and Collections' - a symposium presented by the Bodleian Library Centre for the Study of the Book and Christ Church, Oxford.

The exhibition will be open in Christ Church Upper Library between

20 November 2008 - 31 January 2009.

Visiting hours:
9.00 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm -5.00 pm


St. Frideswide: Texts & Contexts

Exhibited are the texts of the earliest accounts of the life of St Frideswide, or, in the longer examples, the beginnings of these accounts, together with translations and some reproductions of pages from the manuscripts.




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