Our Book of the Month is Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol, to coincide with Exeter Pride on 14 May, in this year that marks the 50th anniversary of the UK’s first Pride march. The publication of this beautiful and poignant poem, following the author’s imprisonment for homosexuality, is a significant moment in LGBTQ+ history.
Our Director Emma, explains the phasing of capital works and what to expect over the coming months.
Do drop in to one of our Project Cafes which happen on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the Courtenay Room, where you can find out more and ask any questions over a cup of tea.
This year’s list of Endangered Books includes important works by Victorian female authors, an early 19th century account of slavery in the West Indies, a magnificent first collected edition of Euclid’s Elements, early scientific and natural history works and descriptions of voyages and travels, notably Johann Burckhardt’s ‘rediscovery’ (by Europeans) of the ancient city of Petra.
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