Settling into our rooms in the Randolph Hotel on Friday afternoon
Views of the Ashmolean Museum from the sitting room
The Ashmolean was the world's first university museum, built 1678-83 CE
Images of Christ Church College including the Cathedral Church which has a famous choir
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.
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...
Sheila in Christ Church meadow during a stroll along the river on Sunday afternoon / Deer in the meadow
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 enjoying a glass of bubbly in the famous Morse bar in the hotel before catching the train home