Opposite last week's Aslan Door, across Radcliffe Square, is the old Bodleian Library. In the Upper Reading Room many of Oxford's most renowned writers line the shelves. Works on Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron and Lewis Carroll are stacked so high, readers often have to use little ladders on wheels to reach the books they need.
"Oxshot" is our brand new snapshot series. Every Monday, get a glimpse of the city's literary life, and be reminded of its astonishing cultural richness. One take, for your double-take.