The Radcliffe Camera — or Rad Cam, as it is colloquially known — could be spotted in our last week’s publication. Here is the view of the building from the tower of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin: a perfectly symmetrical cake-like creation designed by James Gibbs. One of the symbols of the University of Oxford, it remains entirely off limits to visitors. In term-time the building is full of students sitting in front of their books and laptops, while the centuries-old dust continues to settle on the shelves, banisters, and portrait frames.
‘OxShot’ is our brand new visual essay from Katariina Kottonen (Chance & Physics). 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.