Tag Archives: photos

A Day at Oxford Literary Festival… complete with thunder

I love Oxford in the rain. Even a little drizzle seems to clear the streets, and if you head off into the city’s many alleyways during a decent downpour it can feel as though you have the whole place to yourself. I got caught out in a thunderstorm while walking between talks at the literary festival today, and had a great time taking touristy pictures in the moody, semi-empty streets. I was pleased to warm up in front of the open fire in Christ Church College’s Great Hall after a little too long taking pictures in the hail and the rain- I was soaked through!

radcliffe camera oxford 2

The Radcliffe Camera in a thunderstorm

oxford martin school

The Oxford Martin School which hosted “Is the planet too full?”
norrington room blackwells oxford

The Norrington Room at Blackwells Oxford- effectively the world’s best book cave

great hall fireplace

Drying off from the thunderstorm in front of the fire in Christ Church College’s Great Hall

great hall christ church college oxford harry potter hogwarts

A full shot of the Great Hall, which Potter fans might recognise as Hogwarts Hall from the films

bridge of sighs oxford

Tourists sheltering from the thunderstorm under the Bridge of Sighs

broad street oxford

Broad Street

christ church college oxford

Christ Church College Quad

christ church college quad 2

Christ Church College Quad in the thunderstorm

bodleian library oxford

The Bodleian Library luring in unsuspecting passers by…

blackwell literary festival marquee

School children enjoying a talk about the most deadly inventions in the Blackwells festival marquee

vaults cafe oxford

The Vaults Cafe looking inviting…

stairs to great hall christ church college harry potter

Entrance to the Great Hall at Christ Church with vaulted ceiling and Narnian style lamposts

sheldonian theatre oxford

The Sheldonian Theatre