Melancholy: A New Anatomy exhibition and Library Lates event

The Weston Library’s current exhibition Melancholy: A New Anatomy celebrates the 400th anniversary of Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. First published in 1621 the text is an innovative encyclopaedia of mental and emotional disorder, as understood in the late Renaissance. 400 years later we are still exploring the different ways to treat mental health.

As part of our Library Lates series, come and join us for an interactive exploration of mind and matter, inspired by the exhibition. Explore our common experiences and connections over time through a variety of activities designed to uplift the mood and invigorate the mind.
Get creative with origami for wellbeing and myriorama making. Try laughter yoga to boost your mood or test your knowledge with brain jenga. Borrow Oxford researchers for a chat in the Living Library and enter the world of sleep. Wake up with music for the brain and print a Burton keepsake to remember his instruction ‘Be not solitary, be not idle’.

Library Lates: Melancholy РMind & Matter

Friday 12 November 2021, 7pm until 9.30pm

Details and booking information

The Biomachine: Proteins in Praxis

The Biomachine is a collaboration between second year Fine Arts students at Arts University Bournemouth and the Oxford Structural Genomics Consortium. The launch event will take place at the RSL on Wednesday 27 March 2019 – details are at https://aub.ac.uk/news-category/fine-art-category/biomachine-proteins-praxis/. The exhibition will continue until Saturday 15 June 2019. More information can be found at www.thesgc.org/event/biomachine-proteins-praxis.

If you would like to view the exhibition and do not hold a University card, registration is required – please contact enquiries.rsl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.