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"Radcliffe Camera - Intro" Radcliffe Camera Tip by aliante1981

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford: 20 reviews and 29 photos

The Radcliffe Camera - which is the reading room of the Oxford University's Bodleian Library - is probably the most unusual library building I have ever seen (along with the old building of the Bodleian) in terms of architectural excellence.

Built as far back in time as 1748 by James Gibbs as a memorial o the physician Dr. John Radcliffe (1650-1714), it has the classic shape of a Baroque rotunda with all the appropriate decorations.

Address: Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1

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  • Written Nov 30, 2004
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