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Oxford, "the city of dreaming spires" - visit 2009

Harris Manchester College

On Saturday May 2, Sir Peter procured and drove our mini-bus, taking 17 of us to “the city of dreaming spires”, where we were joined by members of Annie's family.

The Rev Dr Ralph Waller, Principal of Harris Manchester College, met us on arrival and, following refreshments, conducted the party on a tour of the College. This took in the Chapel with its marvellous stained glass windows and recently restored organ, (played for us by the organ scholar Myles Hartley) and the dining hall.

Following lunch we continued our tour into the College Library and then up the Tower which afforded spectacular views across the city. Dr Waller gave a most interesting account of the College and its history which is rich in Unitarianism. His generosity and kindness were greatly appreciated by all.


The afternoon saw a change of location over to Christ Church College where Annie's brother Chris is at present a Custodian.
Click here for our photo album of our visit to Christ Church College.


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In the garden at Harris Manchester College
Wisteria in the garden of HMC
The garden at HMC
Coffee with HMC Principal Rev. Doctor Ralph Waller
HMC Chapel
HMC Chapel organ pipes
HMC Chapel window
HMC Chapel window
HMC Chapel window
HMC Chapel window
The Arlosh dining room, HMC
Prior to lunch, HMC
Lunch, HMC
Library window, HMC
One of two globes in the library, HMC
HMC globe
Window panel, HMC
Up the tower, HMC
Gargoyle, HMC tower
View from the HMC tower, looking at Christ Church College cathedral spire
View from HMC tower
View from HMC tower
View from HMC tower
View from HMC tower
View from HMC tower
View from HMC tower
HMC tulips
View from HMC garden


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