OXFORD

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Our B&B in Oxford
We arrived in Oxford yesterday evening and have 2 nights at the above shown B&B. The gorgeous house was built in 1873 and the lovely owners Miriam and Tim ( a professor at the University)  have tastefully renovated it and have 2 B&B rooms. Our room is on the 2nd floor with the double windows. Miriam cooked us a delicious breakfast this morning and then we were off to explore. Here are some photos:

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Bridge of Sighs

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Radcliffe Camera – part of the Bodleian Library. (Camera means “room” in Latin)

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View from the University Church. blue sky, green grass!

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View from the University Church.

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Inside the Old Schools Quad – The Bodleian Library

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The Divinity School – This is where the University began in 1483. All students would attend classes here and exams were given in orally – debating with your lecturer- sometimes over 3 days!

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Divinity School Ceiling – The most beautiful in Britain.

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Christopher Wren (who also designed St Peters in London) designed this doorway in The Divinity School so students could access the Sheldonian Theater for graduation ceremonies.

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Outside the Sheldonian Theater

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Convocation House – formerly a meeting chamber for the House of Commons during the English Civil War and later in the 1660s and 1680s.

MARKS OF GENIUS – books & manuscripts exhibition at the Bodleian Library

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Mendelssohn’s Messiah

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Jane Austen

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Thr Kennicott Bible

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The Gutenberg Bible

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The Geneva Bible

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The Magna Carta

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The Hobbit

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We had amazing fish and chips at this 13th century pub! Fun Fact: while Bob Hawke was attending Oxford, he set a Guiness World Record here by drinking a yard of ale in 11 seconds!

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Pimms: The quintessentially British cocktail!

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Around the town

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Typical street view

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