Students from St James Schhol for Girls
Following June’s very successful visit from St James School for Boys to view some of our Indian and South East Asian manuscript holdings here at the Bodleian Library, last month we were pleased to receive a parallel visit from students at St James School for Girls.
Students admire a manuscript of the Ramayana complete with elaborately engraved coverings and the original writing implementlection of texts from the Epics through to Buddhist writings.
The group went to the Radcliffe Science Library where we hold our Special Collections manuscripts in order to look at a selection of manuscripts ranging from the Epics to Buddhist writings. They were greatly enthused and impressed to see the materials from which are sourced the very editions of texts they work with in their Sanskrit classes at school.
We are looking forward to inviting more school groups here for manuscript ‘show and tells’ with the start of the new school year, particularly for schools in the local Oxford area. If you are involved with a school and think you would be interested in arranging a similar experience for your pupils, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org