Friday, November 10, 2006


Divinity, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

This is a detail of the facade of the old Faculty of Divinity building in St John's St in the town centre. Based on Hampton Court, the building was designed by Basil Champneys and was one of the first purpose-built buildings in the University. The faculty has since moved to a new larger structure and this building has reverted to St John's College. That's some elaborate stonework - it's just been cleaned last year and so is looking like it must have done in 1897. Entering the building - you'd feel like you were being judged every time you passed under the gaze of these gatekeepers wouldn't you...?