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The Transformation of the New Bodleian

Thursday 27 March 2014

1 Hour


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Architect Jim Eyre explains the transformation of the New Bodleian into a new library, the Weston Library, for the Bodleian’s special collections and with major new facilities for public exhibitions and events. The changes will expand public access to some of the Bodleian’s great treasures, create a new entrance to the library from Broad Street leading into a central hall and provide reading rooms and seminar rooms for academics and students. Among the Bodleian’s treasures are two Shakespeare first folios, four Magna Cartas, the papers of six British prime ministers and thousands of medieval manuscripts.

The New Bodleian Library was designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in the 1930s and its redesign is being led by Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The Wilkinson Eyre design aims to respect the character of the original building, open up the central space and relate the whole building much better to its surroundings. Eyre is director of Wilkinson Eyre Architects.

Presented by Bodleian Libraries, festival cultural partner