Richard Ovenden

Richard Ovenden is Bodley’s Librarian, the 25th person to hold the senior executive position in the library of the University of Oxford. Since 1987 he has worked in a number of important archives and libraries, including the House of Lords Library, the National Library of Scotland (as a Curator of Rare Books) and in the University of Edinburgh, where he was Director of Collections.

Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack, was published by John Murray in 2020 and was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and a Times Book of the Year.

Books by Richard Ovenden