Oxford University’s libraries are among the most celebrated in the world; some of them have remained in continuous use since the Middle Ages. Among them is the Bodleian Library, of which the Radcliffe Camera is part. The Library was built between 1737 and 1749 with money bequeathed by notable doctor John Radcliffe (1650–1714). The word ‘camera’ means ‘room’ in Latin.
Photograph: © Martin Anderson.