Remembering Radcliffe: 300 years of science and philanthropy

Event date
1 Dec 2014 to 20 Mar 2015
Event time
9:00 - 17:00
Old Bodleian Library
Catte Street
Venue details

Exhibition Room

Event type
Event cost
Admission free
Disabled access?
Booking required
Not required

The Libraries' winter exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of John Radcliffe, a physician and philanthropist who left a lasting mark on the University and city of Oxford. Radcliffe had an uncanny ability to accurately diagnose and successfully treat many of his patients, including Queen Anne, and on his death left the bulk of his fortune to charitable causes.

The exhibition considers his legacy to Oxford, and the three buildings in the city which bear his name: the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Radcliffe Observatory, and the Radcliffe Camera: the first circular library in Britain, and one of the country’s most distinctive and recognisable buildings. The exhibition will also look at Radcliffe's ongoing legacy in the work of the Radcliffe Trust as it marks the 300th anniversary of his death.

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-4.30pm
Sunday 11am-5pm