Oxford Library 700 Conference
16-18 September 2020

Bodleian Libraries

Oxford Library 700 Conference - Session videos

Day 1


Video frame Past - The Bodleian Libraries
Video frame Welcome - Richard Ovenden
Video frame The Library of Alexandria and Libraries, their Distant Past and Near Future - Professor Robert Darnton
Video frame The Fourth will last forever: Bodleians before Bodley - David Rundle
Video frame Bodley’s first Librarian, Thomas James - Thomas James MBE
Video frame The Bodleian: An Islamic Library in Oxford? - Alexander Bevilacqua
Video frame Hebrew manuscripts, the Cairo Genizah and the Bodleian’s right of first refusal - Marina Rustow
Video frame Panel discussion and moderated Q&A



Day 2


Video frame Present - The Bodleian Libraries
Video frame Welcome - Professor Anne Trefethen
Video frame The Library as wishful thinking - Alberto Manguel
Video frame The Diffusion of Knowledge: The Role of Libraries and Archives in Creating an Informed Citizenry - David Ferriero
Video frame Protests, pavements and libraries: the appearance, disappearance and survival of makeshift libraries in a time of global unrest - Nilanjana Roy
Video frame Higher Education Libraries in Southern Africa: collaborations, partnerships, and the future - Elisha Chiware
Video frame The National Library of Ireland and the role of National libraries today - Sandra Collins
Video frame Owning the past, seizing the present - Jessica Gardner
Video frame Panel discussion and moderated Q&A



Day 3


Video frame Future - The Bodleian Libraries
Video frame Keynote - Stephen Friend
Video frame Cultural Institutions and The Challenge of Digital - Mark Thomson
Video frame The Library as Social Infrastructure - Eric Kleinenberg
Video frame Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and Professor
Video frame The Future of the Research Library: Stewardship for today and tomorrow, not just yesterday - Clifford Lynch
Video frame Panel discussion and moderated Q&A
Video frame Professor Louise Richardson remarks
Video frame Q&A with Professor Louise Richardson and Richard Ovenden
Video frame Closing Keynote by Richard Ovenden



The Bodleian Libraries

Oxford’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world, not only for their incomparable collections of books and manuscripts, but also for their buildings, some of which have remained in continuous use since the Middle Ages.

Video frame Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
Video frame Book of Curiosities
Video frame Magna Carta
Video frame Robert Hooke's Micrographia
Video frame Kafka's Metamorphosis
Video frame M. Shelley's draft of Frankenstein
Video frame Dante, The Divine comedy
Video frame The Watsons by Jane Austen
Video frame Flora Graeca
Video frame The Laxton Map