June 30th 2009
Published: July 2nd 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

The Bridge of Sighs.The Bridge of Sighs.The Bridge of Sighs.

The Oxford version.
Today was our day to explore the university city of Oxford. We started the morning with a self-guided tour of Trinity College. From there, we sought out the Oxford version of the Bridge of Sighs. We walked by the Radcliffe Camera and the Bodleian Library. Unfortunately the Library was closed. Next was the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. We continued on to the famous Christ Church College and its chapel church is the Oxford Cathedral. It is the smallest cathedral in England and houses the remains of St Frideswide. We once again took a self-guided tour, which wound it was around a number of the buildings, including the Cathedral and Great Hall. The Hall was the basis for the Great Hall in the Harry Potter films, and the College was the inspiration for the author of Alice in Wonderland and Alice through the Looking Glass. After lunch, we went to visit the spot where Cramner, Ridley and Latimer (leaders of the Church of England) were burnt at the stake by the Catholic Queen Mary. We then visit Keble College. Its architecture is very different to that of the other colleges in Oxford. We ended the day with a tour
Christ Chruch Colloge.Christ Chruch Colloge.Christ Chruch Colloge.

As seen from a courtyard in the grounds.
of Oxford Castle. It has had a colour history, from Norman castle built on Saxon ruins, to a prison during Victorian times. We ended the day exhausted.

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The Great Hall.The Great Hall.
The Great Hall.

Inspiration for Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland.
Tom Gate.Tom Gate.
Tom Gate.

The grand entry into Christ Church College, looking from Tom Quad.
Oxford Castle.Oxford Castle.
Oxford Castle.

The remains of Oxford Castle (Norman tower at the back) with the prison in front.

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