Join UHP Program Officer Catherine for an exploration of the history and treasures of one of the world’s oldest colleges with a personal tour of “500 Years of Treasures from Oxford” at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Corpus Christi College, one of the oldest colleges of Oxford University, is celebrating the 500th anniversary of its founding with an exhibition of its most beautiful, valuable volumes. The manuscripts and books reflect the humanist mission of the college: astronomy, mathematics, medicine, and philosophy. Texts include the oldest Ashkenazi prayer book, Galileo’s first observation of the moon with a telescope, and Newton’s notes on Halley’s comet.
Catherine earned her Bachelor’s in art history at Wheaton College, her Master’s in art history at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and pursued further graduate work at Bryn Mawr.
Saturday, February 18, meet at the Honors Townhouse (714 21st Street NW) at 10am before hopping onto the metro to Capitol South.
To join the tour, contact Catherine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.