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The Fellow Librarian and Senior Tutor cordially invite all alumni and friends to a special exhibition and dinner for those with an interest in the historic library and archive collections held by the college.
We have recently undertaken a full digitisation of one of our most celebrated books, a 1573 edition of the Ortelius Atlas. For the first time, this rare and magnificent volume will be freely accessible to all in high resolution online. In an exclusive exhibition arranged for the occasion, our copy will be on show for the last time at Hertford before we pass it on to the Humboldt University Library in Berlin, alongside other exhibits from the permanent historic collection including a first edition of Newton’s Principia (1687), a 1517 herbal with woodcuts, one of our two beautifully illustrated volumes from the sixteenth-century publisher De Bry’s series on America, and another from the compendium of stunning sea charts, Great Britain’s Coasting-Pilot (1693).
We will also enjoy talks from Lucie Burgess, Head of Digital Libraries at the Bodleian (and Hertford alumna) and Dr Nick Millea, Head of Maps at the Bodleian.
4pm – 6pm: Exhibition of treasures from the Library’s historic collection
6pm: Talks from Lucie Burgess, Head of Digital Libraries at the Bodleian,
and Dr Nick Millea, Head of Maps at the Bodleian
6.45pm: Drinks in the Old Lodgings
7.30pm: Dinner in Hall
What is the dress code?
Are guests welcome?
Yes, more the merrier.
When is the RSVP date?
Ticket sales will end on 5 October at 6pm.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There's no need - we'll have a guest list at the door.
What is the refund policy?
We are happy to refund all cancellations received before 5 October in full. We regret that cancellations after that date cannot be refunded.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01865 279428.