The Book Lovers’ Miscellany and A Library Miscellany
Tuesday, 20 March 2018
Weston Lecture Theatre
£7 - £12.50
Writer and editor Claire Cock-Starkey celebrates books and libraries and the people behind them with a look at some curious facts, potted histories and lists from The Book Lovers’ Miscellany and A Library Miscellany.
Enjoy a guide to colours of classic Penguin paperback jackets, an exploration of books printed with mistakes, and a potted history of the development of ink. Marvel at the secrets of the magic library, learn about the books included in Darwin’s library aboard the Beagle, and get the lowdown on the Vatican’s Secret Archive.
Cock-Starkey was series editor of Schott’s Miscellany. She is also author of Bodleianalia: Curious Facts about Britain’s Oldest University Library and Famous Last Words.
Presented by the Bodleian Libraries.