Friends of the Museum Events Programme

Michael O’Hanlon, Penelope Lively and Philip Pullman, © Studio Edmark

Friends Magazine

The FPRM Magazine was awarded a first prize in the British Association of Friends of Museums' Newsletter Awards for 2005, 2008 and 2013, and also received an honourable mention for the 30th Anniversary edition, issue 81 in 2015. Download issues 81, 82, 83 and 84 (Autumn/ Winter 2015). The current edition of the magazine (issue 85, Spring 2016) is on sale in the Museum shop at £1.00.

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Tuesday 27 September, 11.00 - 16.00

Those of us who enjoy gardens are invited to join the Friends on a short day out on a hopefully hazy warm autumn afternoon with tours of the gardens of Lady Margaret Hall, Rhodes House and Wadham College  

Booking by email to Barbara Topley | Details of meeting place and timings will be sent with confirmation | Lunch break (self-paying) in the cafe of the new Biochemistry building.

You would be welcome to bring a guest | £5 per head to be collected on the day.

Wednesday 19 October 18.00

A special evening just for Friends. A chance to view the Cook-Voyage collection case, and celebrate the Friends' £15k contribution.

Entrance via South Door, see map (PDF) 

Free but booking essential.

Wednesday 16 November 18.00 for 18.30

Jenny Balfour Paul, Hon. Research Fellow, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter University

Jenny Balfour Paul will give an illustrated account of her adventures in the heartlands of India’s Raj, Polynesia, the South China Seas and Arabia, in search of Thomas Machell, indigo planter and explorer, whose remarkable journals she found in the British Library.

Entrance via South Door, seemap (PDF) | Tea from 18.00
Enquiries:Terry Bremble | Visitors most welcome. £2

Image: © British Library. Thomas Machell’s self-portrait showing the town barber of Suez sprucing him up after disembarking from the dhow from Jeddah.

Friday 2 December 18.30 – 21.00

Information and booking form to follow.