Monday, 22 June 2009

more to follow........

tradition often seems insane to me and I was fascinated
to discover that Oxford University students comply and attend
their exams in these rediculous outfits.
no doubt when they've finished the go for a punt
and then cycle home

but the best thing about Oxford is the dimly lit
where, if you can put to one side your discomfort about our disgraceful colonial past,
you can spend hours shining your wind up torch (supplied)
into cabinets (yes I said cabinets )
full of fascinating artifacts from all over the world.
From writing tools, to baby baskets
and surgical instuments to textiles
a great place to visit for anyone interested in
human beings

.....more to follow including images from the gruesome 'treatment of dead enemies' section which fascinated me but might scare the pants off others......


ArtSparker said...

This looks like a wonderful curiosity shop. In America we have "House on the Rock" as our monumental cabinet of wonders.

Kara Witham said...

Nice to meet you, I found you by clicking on "Etsy" as common interest.

I would love it if you would come by my blog and "dish" as to which etsy-seller's stuff is heart-at-first-sight for you here:

Have a lovely week,

Chris said...


How fun. Tell us more. And please scare me!

Rosemoo said...

I want to see the scaries!

rosedale's 4 head said...

this is absolutely amazing! and a nice insight! thanks and do tell let us know about the scaries...

Leslie Avon Miller said...

So nice to hear you have a some time to breath and post! Will be back to see what you cook up!

Jeane said...

yikes! and may I say adding a belt to those black robes might help a bit! just a nod to a bit of savvy!

grrl+dog said...

ooh! I am loving this..
cabinets.. with real dead stuff,

Give me more.

Oh, and . my home town is riddled with the cambridge style colleges.

Anne said...

Oh my! I do not think I would take kindly to "dressing up" for exams! Yikes! :-)