The Bodleian Libraries' winter exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of John Radcliffe, a physician and philanthropist who left a lasting mark on the University and city of Oxford. Radcliffe had an uncanny ability to accurately diagnose and successfully treat many of his patients, including Queen Anne, and on his death left the bulk of his fortune to charitable causes.

The exhibition considers his legacy to Oxford, and the three buildings in the city which bear his name: the Radcliffe Infirmary, the Radcliffe Observatory, and the Radcliffe Camera: the first circular library in Britain, and one of the country’s most distinctive and recognisable buildings. The exhibition on John Radcliffe will be the last exhibition to be held on the old Bodleian site in Oxford, so will be rather special! The Radcliffe Trust hopes to show a small number of pieces, illustrating respectively its’ work with organisations that they support in the fields of Music, Heritage and Crafts.

I am delighted that my Spiritus Centrepiece has been chosen for the exhibition as an example of the fine silver work supported by the Radcliffe Trust through their support of Bishopslands Educational Trust in South Oxfordshire.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm;

Saturday 9am - 4.30pm; Sunday 11am - 5pm