Today we traveled via charter coach to Oxford. There we visited The Bodleain Library. This was our first official library visit. We were taken in and divided into two groups.
We were led into the Divinity School. The Divinity School is directly
attached to the Bodleian Library. Built
in 1488 it was originally used for theological lectures. Now, it is famous for being used for scenes
in a Harry Potter film.
Divinity School in Harry Potter film. Photos courtesy of WarnerBros.com
Warner Bro. Studios
We had to put all of our belongings into bins and were only allowed a pencil, notebook and a camera (no flash please). Each of us was given a headset so that the librarian could give us a tour while speaking quietly. However, these headsets did not function properly and were more troublesome than helpful. As we had to be quiet, and there were so many of us, it was difficult to hear the speaker from the distance I was at.
|Photo courtesy of http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley|
“ I hereby undertake not to remove from the Library, nor to mark, deface, or injure in any way, any volume, document or other object belonging to it or in its custody; not to bring into the Library, or kindle therein, any fire or flame, and not to smoke in the Library; and I promise to obey all rules of the Library”