From Divinity School to Sheldonian Oxford

April 14, 2007 at 4:22 am | Posted in Britain, Divinity School, England, Oxford, Oxford University, Photography, Sheldonian Theatre | Leave a comment

My view of the front of the Sheldonian Theatre is as seen through a beautiful window of The Divinity School Oxford.

The window panes add a special charming wibbly effect.

Sir Christopher Wren designed the Sheldonian Theatre to be viewed from this direction, though most tourists and other visitors actually see the back of his famous building! (Personally, I think the Royal Architect must have had a good sense of humour. See Exhibit A in Windsor.)

Students enter the Sheldonian Theatre through the Divinity School for graduation, though my memories of that ceremony are more blurred than the views through these mediaeval window panes.

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