Housing books: Oxford’s library buildings

Tuesday 24 October
Magdalen College Auditorium, Longwall Street
8pm (tea/coffee from 7.30pm)

John Ashdown, the City’s Conservation Officer from 1972 — 2000, looks at the library buildings of some 40 Oxford colleges and institutions outside the Bodleian. He shows how, over eight centuries, a kaleidoscope of solutions has been found to display and store books.