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Explore the Divinity School, built in 1488 for the teaching of theology. With its elaborately vaulted ceiling and its 455 carved bosses, it is a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture. Take a look inside the 17th century Convocation House, where Parliament was held in the Civil War. You will also see the Chancellor's Court room.
Visit Duke Humfrey's medieval library, still in use today, where generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages. These former readers, (users of the Library), include five kings, 40 Nobel Prize winners, 25 British Prime Ministers and writers such as Oscar Wilde, C S Lewis and J R R Tolkien.
This tour shows you the interior of the buildings that form the historic heart of the University. Your guide will describe the wonderful architecture, explaining how the University came into being in the Middle Ages, and how it developed over the centuries.
Your ticket will enable you to have a 50% discount on the official guide book, exclusive to the Bodleian Shop.
Take the opportunity to visit the new entrance atrium and two exhibition galleries which will be showing the ‘Marks of Genius’ exhibition including many treasures from the Bodleian’s collection. The exhibition is free of charge, and there is also a public café there.
Day / Date: Friday 5th June 2015
Number of Places: 13, allocated on a first come first served basis
Duration of Tour: 60 Minutes