We also visited the Oxford University Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe. Oxford University Library is one of the most well-stocked libraries because every book published in the UK is available in one volume. It is said that the library of Oxford University has strict collection management. It can only be read, not borrowed, and even the king can not make an exception. That's enough. The area actually consists of three major libraries, including the old Bodley Library, the Redcliffe Library and the new Bodley Library. Look at the old reading room outdoor view of the library called the Redcliffe Arch on Google Maps. The round building, built in 1749, became one of the landmarks of Oxford with its beautiful Baroque architecture. In front of this arch building is a tall church bell tower, which is also one of the landmarks of Oxford. It is called St. Mary's Church. It is the Cathedral of Oxford University. It has a history of nearly a thousand years. Its architecture is magnificent and magnificent. Then we went to the conference room in the old Bodley Library. The tall interior roof is decorated with the family emblems of noble families associated with Oxford University. Although we do not know these family emblems, the roof decoration is also very distinctive. Finally, we enter the new Bodley Library, which belongs to modern architecture. In the spacious and bright hall, we can see the tall bookshelves on the second floor of the library. The neat stacking of all kinds of books gives us a kind of sacred feeling. Perhaps only when we come here can we really realize the implication of "books are the ladder of human progress". There is a cafe in the lobby on the first floor of the library, where many people sit and rest, and others copy things. The New Bodley Library has an exhibition hall, which displays precious collections of which the library is proud. Among these collections are books written in gold letters in the ninth century, works by penicillin inventors, and a "biography of martyrs" text from Tongzhi period of the Qing Dynasty in China. In places like the Oxford University Library, of course, there are many manuscripts and books of the famous book Alice in Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland is the work of Charles Ludwig Dodgson, the father of modern fairy tales by British writers. Since its publication in 1865, this fairy tale has been loved by readers of different ages all over the world and has been translated into at least 125 languages. It is said that its popularity is second only to that of the Bible and Shakespeare. With the translation of the children, we know more about the exhibits in front of us. There is also a picture of Aung San Suu Kyi in the library. She studied in Oxford in the 1960s and won the honorary doctorate title of Oxford University at the beginning of this century.
It was almost two o'clock in the middle of the night when I came out of my dormitory to the library of Oxford University. I met an undergraduate student, Alvin, with a box of snacks in his hand. We talked briefly. He was a medical undergraduate, and now he is a freshman. Because I was about to take the exam, I had to go back to the library to continue my study. I saw the serious expression on his face, so I quickly said goodbye to him. When I went to Kent University in 2002, it was like this before I took the exam. The same expression, at that time for more than a month without shaving, learning every day until midnight, sometimes an all-night. The road to genius is usually paved with hard work and sweat. If you want to succeed, you must pay the price of extraordinary people. It's 2:13 a.m. at Oxford University. 2:14... Treasure every minute, every second... 2:15...
Walking around the campus of Oxford University in the early morning, we can feel the learning atmosphere here. Besides hard work, there are students here who are self-disciplined and self-confident. They also have a peaceful mind. They are never proud of being the first university student in the world. They just use the most efficient time management method and the spirit of diligence to complete their studies. On the contrary, some universities have their own self-discipline and self-confidence. After graduation, students always mention that they graduated from a certain university to show their identity. It feels that this is the gap between being a man. A good man does not mention being brave at that time. He looks at a person's future instead of always living in the memory of the past. After all, the past has passed. I like to communicate with people who are honest, kind, aggressive, knowledgeable, noble and optimistic. It's already 3:18 in the morning. Time is precious and time is long. Zhigang thinks nothing is more important than realizing his dream. Now it's 3:21 a.m. Good night
The reason why we know this library is that Mr. Qian Zhongshu, who studied in Oxford when he was studying abroad, and according to the pronunciation of the Bodleian Library, it is wonderful to translate it into a "full house". So what I want to see most when I get to Oxford is actually this place. It's just a pity that we need to make an appointment to visit this library. If we don't have an appointment, we'd better make it as soon as possible and have a more generous choice. It does not allow visitors to visit at will, must follow the guide, and can only visit designated sites. Several visiting projects were almost finished by the time we went, and finally we had to give up regrettably. If you have a chance, you still need to see it again, but you must be early.
It is called Britain's second largest library. It has a very large area and is divided into more than a dozen volumetric rooms. It is amazing how old the collection is. There is an open book engraved on the doorway of many entrances, which implies that this is the ocean of books. Books can bring you everything. I really want to sit here quietly and read a whole book. It's really attractive.
Bodleian Library , Oxford is the main library of Oxford University, as well as the site of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft Library in "Harry Potter". Unfortunately, we couldn't get into the Berdley Library without an appointment. The Berdley Library looks like a bookcase full of dense dictionaries. There are bronze statues of the giants in front of the library gate. I think those literary giants and giants once went into the library to learn knowledge are extremely yearning and longing. Qian Zhongshu, who studied in Oxford, nicknamed Bodleian Library as "D& A place of admiration.
We lingered around the library forgetting to return, and attended a half-hour TOUR to visit the seminary and the library of Count HUMPHERY (both Harry Potter scenes). In the library, you can see the exquisite handwritten books hundreds of years ago. The library stopped using in 1488 and rebuilt in 1602, which witnessed the changes of the years. It is forbidden to shoot inside the library. If you want to visit the main building of National Treasure, you have to take a tour of 14 pounds. Unfortunately, we did not have this project on that day. Tourists are advised to pay attention to official website information and appointments while traveling in the UK. It is estimated that when there are many people in summer, they do not go there.
The Bodleian Library, often called "Bodley" or "the Bod" by Oxford people, is the oldest library in Europe and the second largest library in Britain after the British library. It consists of three libraries: the old Bodley Library, the Radcliffe Library and the new Bodley Library. The library is usually not open to tourists. Those who want to visit the library need to make an appointment in advance and follow the group into the designated area. Among them, Qian Zhongshu called the Old Bodley Library, the best angle to shoot is the steeple top of St. Mary's University church next to it. However, there are more people climbing the tower, and the stairs and aisles are narrow (only one person can pass), especially in summer, they must arrive early. Personally, I suggest traveling to London during the Spring Festival holidays. The weather in London is not too cold. The key is to have a long holiday. There are fewer tourists, there is no queue, and hotel tickets are cheap, or the local shopping discount season.
A library at Oxford University, with a baroque, dome, looks much more comfortable than a Gothic spire. It happened to be the sun when the picture was taken. It's a strange day in Britain, when the sun is cold; the reason is that the warm Atlantic wind comes out with clouds and warms up. There is no warm wind in the sun, so it is cold.