Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Queen's College Library

The Queen's College library is one of the largest libraries of the Oxford colleges in terms of the number of volumes held in the library. Located on the second floor, the library design was influenced by the great English architect, Christopher Wren. Wren designed the famed library at Trinity College at the "other" English university, Cambridge. The college displays here a terrestrial and a celestial globe from the 17th century. Queen's College was one of the wealthier colleges and thus tore down the "old" medieval buildings and erected neo-classical buildings in the 18th century. In the quad of the college are our fearless leaders: Jim Bracken, John King, and Mark Rankin.