This co-curated exhibition presents six examples of colonial material from the Bodleian collections that, in a variety of ways, normalise oppression based on assumed racial superiority. Among these, and inspiring the project, is a censored version of the King James Bible, commonly known as the ‘Slave Bible’, which was made to teach a pro-slavery Christianity to enslaved people. Following a process of public workshops, seven artists were commissioned to reflect on the selected exhibits, and to use their creativity to open up perspectives on historic materials that engineer psychological domination. The exhibition calls you to consider the ways in which our thinking has been framed by our predecessors, and present behaviour informed by activity beyond these shores. In a land that prides itself on civility, these things matter.