Worcester College

I called in at Worcester College, one of my favourite of the Oxford colleges because of its sense of survival as an eighteenth-century ensemble, designed by Dr. George Clarke, a Fellow of All Souls, MP for Oxford and extremely knowledgeable amateur architect. He did it with help from Nicholas Hawksmoor:-

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3 thoughts on “Worcester College

  1. Ivan Gaskell says:

    Ah, my college: beautiful indeed, not least because of the juxtaposition of the medieval range with the eighteenth-century buildings. Thank goodness the college–never wealthy–ran out of money and couldn’t rebuild the south side of the quad! Perhaps it’s worth pointing out, at the risk of being pedantic, that George Clarke was MP for Oxford University, not the city as many of your readers may assume. Thanks, though, for drawing attention to Worcester’s charms.

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