The iconic red telephone box, recognised the world over as symbolic of Britain, has a nice Oxford connection. It was designed by the Architect Giles Gilbert Scott (1880–1960) whose other work includes the New Bodleian Library, just round the corner in Broad Street. Scott won the competition to redesign the original type of phone box in 1924; his design was refined over the years until a completely new style was adopted in the late 1960s. Scott’s other architectural work includes projects as diverse as Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and the House of Commons.
Photograph: © Martin Anderson