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Gazette 110

OXFORD 1-4 June 2012

Sheila in hotel room  Derek in hotel room
Settling into our rooms in the Randolph Hotel on Friday afternoon

AShmolean Museum  AShmolean Museum
Views of the Ashmolean Museum from the sitting room
The Ashmolean was the world's first university museum, built 1678-83 CE

Bedroom  Bedroom
The bedroom

Christ Church  Christ Church
Images of Christ Church College including the Cathedral Church which has a famous choir

Christ Church  Christ Church
The college was founded in 1524 CE. During the Civil War King Charles I lived & held his Parliament in
the Great Hall here. The main quad was completed in 1600 CE with funds from the grateful monarch. 

Christ Church  Derek & Sheila
Derek & Sheila dressed for a fine dinner in the Randolph Hotel restaurant on Saturday night
They serve a legendary rib of beef for two carved at the table...

Christ Church meadow  Deer
Sheila in Christ Church meadow during a stroll along the river on Sunday afternoon / Deer in the meadow

Derek with hotel in background  Our rooms
Derek on the steps of the Ashmolean with the Randolph in the background / Our rooms
The Randolph was built in 1864 CE by the architect William Wilkinson. It opened as a hotel two years later.
It was named after the Randolph Gallery in the nearby Ashmolean Museum.
The above right picture shows the extension added in 1952 CE. The building is Grade II listed.

Sheila in the Morse Bar
Sheila enjoying a glass of bubbly in the famous Morse bar in the hotel before catching the train home

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Photographs © Derek & Sheila Henderson 2012