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Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

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.

Life

Works

Wilde Design

Wilde Flowers

The New County Gaol

A Victorian Prison

The Author in C.3.3

Image of Plan of Reading Gaol 1842

Display Cases

Building the Gaol

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Children and Punishment

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The Prison Population

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Trooper Wooldridge

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Wilde in Reading

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Wildean Publishing

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Wilde's Prison Writings

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