Queen’s College, Oxford
It’s stopped snowing now, and at last the chilly sun has come out to greet us. Tomorrow, I’m heading back to Oxford just for a few days to see some friends. This lane here heads to the Provost’s house, the ‘beer garden’ and Little Drawda. I wonder if anyone outside of college would know what I was talking about. I wonder if that’s how you spell Little Drawda.
oxford bicycles and red phone box, in snow
Snow makes all things lovely, but I think Oxford University (Oxfordshire, England) is the indisputable winter winner. (hazyphotos flickr)
1478: The first press begins operating at Oxford, with the university’s support, and prints an exposition of the Apostle’s Creed, attributed to St. Jerome. No printer’s name appears on the text but it is reasonable to attribute it to Theodoric Rood, a printer from Cologne. Seventeen books from this press are known to exist, in whole or in part.
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Image credit: Oxford from above at sunset. © Andrea Zanchi via iStockphoto.
"Do I say the word CAMERA weird?" -30 Rock.
The ceiling of the Radcliffe Camera (a library) & hot chocolate at The Grand Café, Oxford.