The Duchess visits the Bodleian Libraries

The Duchess of Cornwall, joined by author Philip Pullman, today visited The Bodleian Libraries’ latest exhibition, ‘Melancholy: A New Anatomy’, and saw some of the incredible items housed in the library.

In the Library's Conservation Studio, Her Royal Highness saw how the careful work that is carried out to restore antique books and preserve objects in the collection for current and future generations.

Later, The Duchess opened the Marcela Botnar Wing, the newest of the Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Science’s facilities at the University of Oxford.

The Botnar Institute is a world-leading research centre in musculoskeletal sciences. Their multidisciplinary approach to research encompasses orthopaedics, rehabilitation and rheumatology, and innovatively uses epidemiology, engineering and statistics to deliver better care to everyone.

During the visit, Her Royal Highness toured the research spaces, viewing demonstrations from University researchers along the way, and was shown the Clean Room - the first of its kind in the UK, where biomedical devices are created.