Some of the hidden treasures of Oxford University will be opened up to the public for this year’s Oxford Open Doors weekend, a partnership between the Oxford Preservation Trust and Oxford University.
A number of events will celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, including a Shakespeare’s World trail at the Ashmolean Museum and performances from the Creation Theatre in venues such as Exeter and Keble colleges, the Sheldonian Theatre, and the University Museum of Natural History.
As well as colleges, departments and museums opening their doors, a number of talks will be held during the weekend. Dr Vincent Razanajao, Keeper of the Archive in the Griffith Institute, will talk about archaeology while Professor Adrian Gregory of Pembroke College will give a talk called ‘Why write another book about the First World War?’
A full list of events can be found at the Oxford Open Doors website. Booking is essential for some of the events.