Teaching with Shakespeare’s First Folio

A Workshop for Teachers at KS5

We are delighted to announce a free workshop for teachers, led by Dr Emma Smith, whose research inspired our First Folio project.

You can download a flyer [PDF] for this event. Please help spread the word!

This workshop is focused around the publically funded digitized copy of the Bodleian Library’s First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays. The aim is to help teachers devise teaching resources using the digitized First Folio, by sharing ideas with colleagues, and drawing upon the expertise of the University.

Where: Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW

When: 11.00—15.30, Saturday, 22 June 2013

The workshop is open to any teacher, and is particularly aimed at English or Drama teachers at KS5. Please note that places are limited, and will be offered to the first applicants. We will provide refreshments, lunch, and a contribution to travel expenses.

We ask participants to bring their ideas and expertise to the workshop to collaborate in creating teaching resources based on the First Folio, and give us permission to publish them online (fully credited to their authors) to help other teachers. It would be helpful if participants could bring a wifi-enabled laptop with them: please let us know if this is a problem.


  • 11.00—11.30 Arrival and coffee
  • 11.30—13.00 Shakespeare in Print (a talk by Dr Emma Smith, Hertford College, University of Oxford)
  • 13.00—14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00—15.30 Resource planning session

To book a place, or if you would like further information, please email us: shakespeare@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.

If you have particular plays you’d like to hear about, as well as if you have any particular requirements (for example of access or diet), let us know when you write!

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