Bodleian Library, Oxford: the Council Chamber

RIBApix ref no RIBA52093
Architect/DesignerWorthington, Sir John Hubert (1886-1963)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1942
Image Date1942
Library ReferenceDWN8290
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This room was originally a lecture room and still known by its Latin name (Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae) the room became part of the Bodleian Library in 1884, being used as a 'Council Chamber' and then a meeting room for the Library's curators. In 1941-1942 the wood panels from the Lower Reading Room were added to the room. Today the room houses the Library's gift shop.

Subject tags

University buildings, libraries, seating, decorative woodwork, tables