Tours and talks

Tours and talks

Free curator-led tours of the exhibition gallery

No booking necessary. ADMISSION FREE.

Enjoy a 15-minute introduction to the exhibition and some of its highlights by the curator, Dr Nicholas Perkins, followed by the chance to ask questions and explore the objects further.

Tuesday 27 March, 1.15pm and 3.15pm
Wednesday 28 March, 1.15pm and 3.15pm
Thursday 29 March, 1.15pm and 3.15pm

Please meet in the Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library.

Talks to accompany The Romance of the Middle Ages

No booking necessary. ADMISSION FREE.

All talks will talk place in Convocation House, Old Bodleian Library.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Before Tolkien: Manuscripts, Audiences and Readers of the Middle English Romance
Dr Alison Wiggins (Senior Lecturer in English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
The Birth of Romance in England
Dr Laura Ashe (University Lecturer and Tutor in English Literature, Worcester College, Oxford)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Medieval Romance and the Gift of Storytelling
Dr Nicholas Perkins (University Lecturer and Tutor in English, St Hugh's Collece, Oxford; Curator of the exhibition)

Friday, 23 March 2012, 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Shakespeare and Medieval Romance
Prof Helen Cooper (Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College, Cambridge)

Tours and talks

A personal collection of romances, MS Douce 261