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·The historic city of Oxford is home to England's oldest university whose buildings help create the famous skyline of 'dreaming spires'. Stroll through ancient…
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Radcliffe Camera, one of Oxford's most recognizable buildings: a large circular building with a lofty dome, was built by James Gibbs between 1737 and 1749 with money bequeathed by John Radcliffe the famous physician, and was designed to house a library endowed by Radcliffe. In 1860 the Trustees of Dr Radcliffe's will transferred all works on natural sciences to premises in the University Museum, where they formed the nucleus of what is now the Radcliffe Science Library, in South Parks Road.
Museum as Temple
Oxford England - Thomas Newenham Deane and Benjamin Woodward designed the Oxford University Museum of Natural History in Parks Road in Oxford, England, with influence from John Ruskin. Following the traditional church layout, the neo-Gothic structure has modern cast iron pillars dividing three aisles, with a glass roof overhead. Stone columns surround the main spaces with cloistered arcades.