Fri 19 June
Meet at the Porter’s Lodge, High Street 12.50pm. Organised visit ends 3.45pm
The Bishop of Winchester founded Magdalen College in 1458. It is one of the grandest in Oxford, in size and reputation, and was equipped with a large endowment, a substantial library and impressive buildings. His plan included education for the boy choristers who sing with the men in the Choir. At 6am on 1 May the Choir sing the College hymn from the Great Tower while thousands listen below. On arrival we will walk to the Chapel for a student recital. We visit the Library and the Archives for a guided tour of each, including a C. S. Lewis exhibition. To finish we return to the Chapel for another tour. You will then be free to wander around the College and Gardens at your leisure until the College closes at 6pm and have refreshments in the Old Kitchen Bar (not provided).
Organiser: Ros Nicholas. Tickets available : 29
Access: Please be aware that some of the paths and steps have worn with age and are uneven. Tree roots can be an obstacle on Addison’s Walk. The stairs to the Old Library and Archives are narrow and steep.
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You will be contacted by 6 March on whether you have been successful in securing space(s) on the trip.