IMCoS Weekend in Oxford – September 2019

5 - 6 September 2019

At the beginning of September we will be holding a number of events in Oxford.  On Friday 6th the main two events will be a visit to the exhibition “Talking Maps” at the Western Library (part of the Bodleian Library), where we will be shown round by the exhibition’s curator Nick Millea, Map Librarian, and following this we will be holding the annual Collectors’ Meeting at Wadham College.

Cost will be £35 per person. Payment may be made online in March.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

2pm Meet at Christ Church Library (the big tower), St Aldgates, Oxford. Exclusive visit to view this amazing building with its spectacular interior and to inspect a selection of their maps and atlases.

5pm A reception at Sanders of Oxford, Antique Prints & Maps, 104 High Street, OX1 4BW.

Evening  There will be a group dinner – details to follow.

You will need to arrange your own accommodation either in a hotel or one of the Oxford Colleges.  There should be plenty of opportunities to stay in a college, if you wish, since it is the university’s vacation time.  In additon to Wadham College there are plenty of other colleges  within 5-10 minutes walk of Library.   Just look under the Conference section of their web sites to see what they offer. Bear in mind it is vacation time so reasonably priced accommodation should be available at certain colleges including Wadham.

Friday, September 6, 2019

10am Exclusive visit to ‘Talking Maps’ Exhibition at the Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG.  Our guides will be Nick Millea, the Map Librarian, and Jerry Brotton, (co-curators) who will show us a wide range of different maps including the famous Gough Map, the Marshall Island stick chart, maps of Oxford, Islamic cartography and much more.

Lunchtime  Sandwich lunch (included) will be available at Wadham College, followed by our Collectors’ Meeting in the Moser Theatre hosted by Francis Herbert, retired Curator of Maps at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).  This should finish around 5pm.


Please note that if you are coming by car parking in Oxford is very difficult; it is best to use one of the Park and Rides which run regularly all day.