Late Gothic masterpiece in Oxford: the Divinity School ceiling

December 6, 2007 at 8:06 am | Posted in Architecture, Bodleian Library, Britain, British History, Divinity School, England, Late Gothic, Oxford, Oxford University, Photography | Leave a comment

Ceiling of the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library Oxford

A masterpiece of late Gothic architecture remains almost perfectly intact as the ceiling of the Divinity School at the Bodleian Library Oxford.

Mediaeval students must have had cricks in their necks from studying such wonderful works of art! In some locations a mirror is made available for viewing such works; perhaps I should carry my own from now on, as I find these upper decorative surfaces fascinating 😉

The good news is that photography is allowed inside the Divinity School. (I have several more photos of the details of the bosses that I intend to upload in time.)

Now, via the alumni network, it is said that four copies of the Magna Carta will go on display in this room next Tuesday 11 December 2007 for a few hours. I like the way things are discovered at Oxford!

Unfortunately, photography is forbidden inside St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. It has its own fabulous masterpiece of a late mediaeval ceiling in one of the best (if not the best) examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in England. You can see a few more images of St. George’s Chapel if you scroll down the pages here.


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