Sir Thomas Bodley (2 March 1545 – 28 January 1613) was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.Thomas Bodley was born at Exeter in the second to last year of the reign of Henry VIII. His father, John Bodley, was a Protestant merchant who went to live abroad rather than stay in England under the Catholic regime of Mary. The family (and the ten year old Nicholas Hilliard, who had been attached to the household by his parents, friends of Bodley) sought refuge in Germany, staying briefly in the towns of Wesel and Frankfurt before eventually settling in Geneva. There, Thomas had the opportunity to study at John Calvin's newly erected Acadmie.
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) said on Thursday they intended to digitize 1. 5 million pages of ancient texts and make them freely available online.
The Stationers' Company will hold their 2010 Autumn Forum on 8 November for a landmark debate with top level speakers on the continuing importance of copyright in the digital age, 300 years on from its introduction by the Statute of Anne. The opening speaker will be James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive, Europe and Asia, [.