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:
Bridge of Sighs
Radcliffe Camera – part of the Bodleian Library. (Camera means “room” in Latin)
View from the University Church. blue sky, green grass!
View from the University Church.
Inside the Old Schools Quad – The Bodleian Library
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!
Divinity School Ceiling – The most beautiful in Britain.
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.
Outside the Sheldonian Theater
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
Thr Kennicott Bible
The Gutenberg Bible
The Geneva Bible
The Magna Carta
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!
Pimms: The quintessentially British cocktail!
Around the town
Typical street view