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Past Event: Turn End, the film screened at the Bodleian Libraries

  • Bodleian Libraries Broad Street Oxford, England, OX1 3BG United Kingdom (map)

Come and enjoy a screening of the film Turn End in the Lecture theatre of the Weston Library, one of the Libraries in the Bodleian Libraries group, renovated in 2015. Hosted by the Friends of the Bodleian and the Trustees of Turn End, the showing of the 45-minute long film will be followed by questions and discussion led by Professor John Creaser with film director Murray Grigor, director of photography Hamid Shams, architect Peter Aldington and Turn End's gardener, Jackie Hunt.

£12 (refreshments included) are available online at:

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Cheques (made payable to the Friends of the Bodleian) should be sent to the Friends’ Administrator, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

Photo Copyright: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Professor John Creaser (Mansfield College, Oxford; Royal Holloway, University of London).  Professor Creaser is a friend of Peter Aldington's since their national service with the RAF in Germany, 1959-60. He was with Peter and Margaret when they first visited the Turn End site, worked as a building labourer there in undergraduate vacations, and with his wife Hazel was the first occupant of The Turn.

The Filmmakers: Murray Grigor OBE is an internationally acclaimed film director who has made over 50 films since the late 1960s with a focus on arts and architecture documentaries. His subjects include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa and Sir John Soane.  Hamid Shams, Director of Photography, has been a filmmaker for over 25 years. He has also produced, edited and directed several works.

The Bodleian. The Bodleian is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. First opened to scholars in 1602, it incorporates an earlier library erected by the University in the fifteenth century to house books donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester. As the largest university library in the UK, and one of five legal deposit libraries, the Library holds millions of printed items as well as manuscripts.  In its reading rooms, generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages, among them five kings, 40 Nobel Prize winners, 26 prime ministers and writers including Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.  The Weston Library opened to readers and researchers of special collections on 29 September 2014 and opened to the public on 21 March 2015. The newly-renovated building accommodates readers of Special Collections with excellent facilities for scholarship.