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    Post by MARIADEL on Sat May 26, 2012 9:34 pm

    I would like to visit in Oxford some places in relation related to literature in Oxford:

    1. Eagle and Child Pub
    2. Bodleian Library
    3. All Souls College
    4. The House of C.S. Lewis

    Anybody decide???
    What does everybody think?

    Info about the literature places:

    Eagle and Child Pub

    In the 1940s and 1950s, a small group of like-minded friends met at Oxford's Eagle and Child Pub in Oxford to discuss literature, writing and life. This venerable group, who called themselves "The Inklings," had many happy memories here at the "Bird and Baby."
    Members of this group include C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, and discussions at this pub contributed to the final form of both Lewis' Narnia books and Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series.
    A memorial plaque is on a wall in the middle of the pub near the bar, along with a couple portraits and a framed paper bearing the signatures of Lewis, Tolkien, and other Inklings, saying they had drunk to the landlord's health.
    In addition to its historic and literary value, the Eagle and Child is also a pleasant place to stop for good food and drink. There is a non-smoking section in the back.

    Bodleian Library

    Founded in 1602 and regarded as a masterpiece of English Gothic architecture, the Bodleian Library is one of the oldest libraries in Europe and today serves as the main research library of the University of Oxford.
    The Bodleian Library was originally "Bodley's Library" and has been known informally to centuries of Oxford scholars as "the Bod."

    All Souls College

    Founded by Henry VI and Henry Chichele in 1438, All Souls statutes, largely modelled on those of New College, made clear that its numbers be restricted to a Warden and forty Fellows, all of whom were to have studied for three years in the University and to be between eighteen and twenty-five years.

    Today All Souls College is primarily an academic research institution with strong ties to the public domain. Traditionally, there are no undergraduate members.

    The House of C.S. Lewis

    The beloved author, literary critic, and Christian apologist C.S. Lewis was born in Northern Ireland but spent most of his adult life in Oxford.
    It was in Oxford that Lewis was educated, taught literature, met J.R.R. Tolkien, converted to Christianity, wrote the Chronicles of Narnia and other classics, drank at pubs, worshipped every Sunday at his local parish church, famously fell in love late in life, and was buried.

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    Post by Clive on Mon May 28, 2012 7:57 pm

    What interesting places! I'd go to Bodleian Library to see the old books.

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    Post by MARIADEL on Tue May 29, 2012 8:14 pm

    Thanks for your post.

    I will try to investigate another places related to literature!


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