Queer Love & Literature

Queer Love & Literature

10am–4pm, 25 February 2023 in Lecture Room 4, New College


New College Library, Oxford is putting on its second subject exhibition of the academic year, ‘Queer Love & Literature’.

As part of LGBTQ+ History Month, we shall showcase books and manuscripts from our spectacular collections featuring queer stories, histories, and authors.

Highlights include:

  • A 15th-century manuscript copy of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
  • Early printed books relating to King James VI and I (1566–1625), king of Scotland, England, and Ireland
  • Oscar Wilde’s Ravenna (1878), inscribed by the author
  • A fine calligraphic manuscript copy of an unpublished poem ‘The Appeal of Eros to Apollo’ (1916) by New College alumnus and foremost art and antiquities collector Edward Perry Warren (1860–1928)
  • A first-edition copy of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando (1928)
  • Novels by bestselling author and New College alumnus Patrick Gale (b. 1962)


The exhibition is free and open to all.  If you have any queries, please email library@new.ox.ac.uk.