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The Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) is the home of the Bodleian Libraries' special collections. Reopened in 2015 following a spectacular refurbishment, visitors can enjoy its new public spaces and discover more about the Bodleian's...more
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Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
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Very interesting exhibition but we found the labels at ground level rather difficult to read and were constantly taking spectacles on and off. We also banged our foreheads on the glass on several occasions trying to see the maps more clearly. We felt some of...More
We enjoyed the anatomy display featuring illustrations and books from people such as Da Vinci, Some books were created with pop out models that medical students could open to reveal internal organs in the body.
The current maps & 3D Leonardo are fascinating. Centuries old maps show the then understood world, trade routes etc. Exquisite detail along with more unconventional tapestry maps. The 3D Leonardo along with math models (an icosidodecahedron etc) show the extraordinary Bodleian archives thru centuries &...More
We visited the Weston Library and joined a talk by one of the staff who talked about the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Oxfordshire which is in the Main reception. There is also a free exhibition Talking Maps to see as well.
We stopped by the library and spent about 15 minutes in the 3-D exhibit. We found the material limited, and the most fascinating item to me was the depiction of the eye ball in 3-D which made it worth the stop.
The Weston- just across the road from the SheldonianTheatre, is the ‘overflow’ Library from the Bodleian. Built in a more modern style it never the less fits in well with the surrounding, more traditional buildings. Inside it is huge- going back a long way to...More
This modern building opposite the Bodleian and the Radcliffe Camera somehow manages to blend in perfectly with the historic architecture all round it, but the real wonder is its priceless collection of over a million items. It also hosts regular special exhibitions. The current ones...More