Welcome to all new arrivals!

A warm welcome from the Radcliffe Science Library to all new students. The RSL is Oxford’s main library for science subjects and pre-clinical medicine. Please don’t hesitate to ask library staff for help. Here are a few pointers to get you started:

3D printing milestone at the RSL

RSL staff have now completed more than 1000 print jobs since the launch of the our 3D printing service in December 2014. This amounts to over 3500 hours of 3D printing. Congratulations to Richard Smith, Ollie Bridle and their team of helpers for making a great success of this very popular service! Full details of the 3D printing and scanning service can be found in the 3D printing LibGuide (http://libguides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/3dprintingscanning).

Edible Book Festival 2017

There will be a delectable selection on display in the RSL Lounge on Thursday 2 March for the Radcliffe Science Library’s 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival to mark World Book Day.

This event is free and open to any member of University – students, staff (including Bodleian Libraries staff) – and external readers. Everyone is invited to enter their book-themed culinary creations by bringing them to the RSL Lounge between 9am and 11am on Thursday 2 March.

What is an edible book?

Edible Books are art pieces composed of food that are ‘bookish’, i.e. based on and represent a book title, a book cover, a character, a plot element or theme, or any other attribute or characteristic directly associated with a book, including its form.

What will happen at the event?

All entries will be exhibited, documented, then eaten!

Here’s the plan for the day:

  • 9-11am Drop off entries
  • 11am-1pm Viewing and voting
  • 1pm Awards and refreshments

Prizes will be awarded in a number of categories:

  • Most Creative
  • Most Fun
  • Most Bookish
  • People’s Choice

If you don’t have time to make your own edible entry, join us in admiring the delicious creations. Everyone who attends will be able to vote for their favorite – the entry with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice award.

At 1pm everyone will grab forks and we will “eat our own words”!

Need inspiration?

Take a look at last year’s entries (www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/science/edible-book-festival/) or simply Google ‘edible book festival’ and you will find dozens of wonderful examples.

Remember, you don’t need to be a good cook. If you’ve got a great idea for an entry, we want to see it!


For more information or to register an entry contact beth.gibbs@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The rules and an entry form can be found at http://tinyurl.com/EBF17rules.