Sheldonian theatre, Oxford
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Sheldonian theatre, Oxford

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The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren and is considered as one of the architectural jewels of Oxford.

On the other side you can see the outside of the divinity school.

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A: Divinity school of the Bodleian library

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B: Oxford view from the cupola of the Sheldonian

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C: Inside the Sheldonia theatre, Oxford

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Inside the Sheldonia theatre, Oxford

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E: Bodleian library, Oxford

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