Of Bees and Books: 500 Years of an Oxford College Library
Monday, 19 March 2018
Corpus Christi: Lecture Theatre
£13.50 - £17.50
Corpus Christi College librarian Joanna Snelling explains the history of the college library and offers a tour of the original library building.
Corpus Christi College was founded as a ‘bee garden’ and designed to house 20 students of the ‘honey-making race’. Snelling will discuss the library as hive, a centre for intellectual industry, exploring the ways in which it has supported the ‘bees’ in their honey-making activities over the last five centuries. The talk will be followed by three short tours of the original library building. Tickets are priced £13.50 the talk only and £17.50 for the talk and a tour. There is limited availability for the talk and tour. All ticketholders will be offered coffee and biscuits at the close of the talk and while waiting for the tour.
Corpus Christi College was founded in 1517 by Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester and a diplomatic and political adviser to King Henry VII. The main quad, tower, dining hall, library and chapel were completed under Fox, and a second quad was added in the 18th century.
This event is presented by Corpus Christi College.
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