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  • A fine calligraphic manuscript copy of an unpublished poem ‘The Appeal of Eros to Apollo’ (1916) by New College alumnus and foremost art and antiquities collector Edward Perry Warren (1860–1928)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.  There will be signs leading to the exhibition from the Porters’ Lodge (located halfway down Holywell Street).

If you have any queries, please email library@new.ox.ac.uk.