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16 APRIL 2024

Archive Evening 2024 - 15 April

Yesterday evening's Archive Evening celebrated legal deposit, tracing its development from that first arrangement between Bodley and the Stationers, right up to its role in today’s media-saturated era of (dis)information.

Chaired by Dr Xerxes Mazda, our speakers included Stationer and Professor of English Literature at Bath Spa University, Ian Gadd, and current Bodley’s Librarian Professor Richard Ovenden. Dr Jessica Gardner completed the panel and together, they invited the audience to engage with the triumphs, pitfalls, and future possibilities of ‘keeping everything forever’.