Jun 7 2017

Weston Library


Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG,
United Kingdom

This research library is part of Bodleian Library; cross street from the Clarendon Building.

First, get a library card. And swear (not to remove from the Library, or to mark, deface, or injure in anyway… – the book has all kind of languages under the sun.). Then deposit your belongs, then you can go to the library reading room on the second floor.

Once there, I pray the hours go slowly – no one has enough time in a library.

    


Jun 7 2017

Ask Italian


5 George Street
Oxford OX1 2AT
United Kingdom

An average Italian restaurant – a casual dining chain in U.K. – few locations in London. Maybe a 3.5 rating – for the cool wine glasses. We’ve Malbec which was inexpensive and delicious.

Pleasant decor, pretty delicious food with large portion – again, I’m wondering if they’ve been Americanized – colonized -:) ha ha ha very funny Irene. I have two small plates: pawns and stuffed mushrooms. I thought each can pass on as main course.

 


Jun 7 2017

The Turf Tavern


4-5 Bath Place
Oxford OX1 3SU
United Kingdom

It’s an easy walk from my hotel. One end is the Bath Place – a 17th Century hotel on Holywell St., going through a very narrow path, and the other end is New College Lane. I only had a drink, didn’t take any food – bar isn’t my thing. Very old, pretty charming.

   


Jun 7 2017

The Sheldonian Theatre


This round architecture was built from 1664 to 1669 for the University of Oxford, design by Christopher Wren. It’s next to Clarendon on Board Street, opposite from Blackwell’s bookshop.

I took in a concert by Oxford University Philharmonia (£12, cash only). General seating. Unless you enjoy the music/show, exterior is more attractive.

 

 


Jun 7 2017

Bodleian Library


Broad Street
Oxford, OX1 3BG,
United Kingdom

I did all my research at Weston Library, cross street. Bodleian LibraryBodley as for Sir Thomas Bodley or simply the Bod is one of the oldest in Europe, with more than 12 million books and documents, second only after the British Library. It has been a fave location for film makers. The most recent ones are the first two Harry Potter movies. Schola Moralis Philosophiae /School of Moral Philosophy, the door way for staff, inside the Schools Quadrangle. The library quadrangle is behind the Clarendon Building.

  

 

The gate and some of the coats-of-arms of several Oxford colleges.