UK£5m donation will bring Bodleian treasures to the masses

The donation of UK£5 million from Oxford publisher Julian Blackwell will make possible the display of many of the Bodleian Library's treasures which are now available only to scholars. The gift will be used to create a new exhibition hall at one of the library's sites in Oxford.

Richard Ovenden, keeper of special collections at the library, said: "Julian Blackwell's magnificent donation to the Bodleian reflects the long established connections between these two institutions."