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The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford | by Helen in Wales
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The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford

46/52 for 52 of 2011

 

This week's theme was: Mostly one colour

 

The distinctive Radcliffe Camera building was completed in 1748 and soon known as 'the Physic Library'. Despite its name, its acquisitions were varied for the first sixty years, but from 1811 its intake was confined to works of a scientific nature.

 

After the Radcliffe Science Library moved into another building, the Radcliffe Camera became home to additional reading rooms of the Bodleian Library.

 

[Details now corrected after I had previously mis-identified it as something different.]

 

 

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Taken on November 19, 2011