Saturday, March 25, 2006

St. Antony's

My friends and I spent the day at Oxford today. One of our friends had a meeting with a professor there so the rest of us decided to hop on a bus to meet her there for lunch and to hang out for the afternoon/evening. We went to St. Antony's College (part of Oxford University) to check out the library (in the picture above). I'll be spending many hours of research perusing through the archives at St. Antony's library this summer when I start working on my MA dissertation, and certainly even more time when I start my PhD. The library was great - very cosy and nice. The university was beautiful, and the town had a nice feel to it. We spent most of the afternoon and evening just walking around the town for hours, talking and looking around. It was a lovely day. But at the same time, it felt good when our bus arrived back in central London at night - this city really has become home.

The rest of my weekend will be spent in major paper-writing mode! This was the last week of term. We have a one month vacation now but it'll be spent finishing up papers and then revising for exams in May/June.


  • Freaky place!
    Like in the thriller movies... :S
    i'me sure u'd find corpse in between the rows of the Library.

    By Anonymous La Vache Qui Rit is Yummy, at 3/25/2006 10:35 am  

  • Actually on the inside the library is quite new (I've added a picture of the inside to this post for you to see). The college itself was founded in 1950 and the building in the picture dates back to the nineteenth century. So, in comparison to the rest of Oxford (which is around 900 years old), it's a pretty new part of the university. It does look a bit creepy in this picture though. But to a historian it's lovely! :)

    By Blogger Kleio, at 3/25/2006 3:36 pm  

  • I would absolutely KILL to be in that (or ANY) library right about now! KU's library SUCKS!!!

    By Anonymous red, at 3/26/2006 10:12 am  

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