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Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison
With funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with the University of Reading's Department of English Literature, this exhibition was presented in autumn 2014. It was launched with a public lecture by Merlin Holland.
The exhibition included archives from Reading Prison and rare publications by Wilde and his circle. Click on the links and display cases to discover more about the man and the institution.
The New County Gaol
A Victorian Prison
The Author in C.3.3
Building the Gaol
Click here to see documents on display
Children and Punishment
Click here to see images of the documents on display
The Prison Population
Wilde in Reading
Wilde's Prison Writings
Oscar Wilde and Reading GaolBiographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison
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