Cafés and libraries are equally popular writing spaces in Oxford. The advantage of a library is that it does not cost you any money, since you do not have to spend on food. The disadvantage of working at a library is that, sooner or later, you get hungry and have to leave. Snacking at the Radcliffe Camera (pictured above) is strictly prohibited. In fact, before getting access to the Rad Cam, one has to take an oath and solemnly swear to obey the library regulations — which include not eating on the premises.
Should you break the regulations, you might find yourself restricted to only seeing the outside of the Camera, which, while beautiful (see OxShot #6 for yourself), provides no shelter or access to the literary sources.
‘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.