The Bodleian Library,Oxford England. A librarian walks down the steps of the library and, using a ladder, removes a large map volume from a shelf filled with such books. He removes, and later returns, a tattered volume from a set of very old books entitled in French "Couris de Londres" (The Court of London). A shelf of books entitled "Oxford Chronicles" dating from 19th Century. Librarian replacing books into the stacks, in basement areas of the library. Librarian walking outside ancient walls of the building, carrying books. He uses keys to open heavy doors at sidewalk level and enters with the books.
The Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. A young man sits at a stand holding a large bell and causes it to sound. A man, standing at a table, researching in a large book, looks back with annoyance. Interior of the library, showing a stain glass window. researcher removes a volume from a book shelf. Several researchers at work in a cubicle. Trees seen,outside the window. A researcher, or student, sitting at a table next to shelves of books. Another building visible through the window. A man and a woman working at a table next to book shelves, with many volumes in front of them. A decorative window glass.A woman, looks at, what appears to be, an ancient volume of hand lettered text, with elaborate decorations and illustrations, on its pages.
Visitors view inside the Museum of History of Science, in the Old Ashmolean Museum on Broad Street, Oxford, England. Exhibits seen include: New Universal Silver Microscope developed by George Adams in 1761; Chemical glassware used in the Ashmolean Laboratory during 1790 to 1820; Telescopes of early times; Boyle's first air pump; and a picture of its inventor, Robert Boyle.
U.S. President Harry S Truman in a convocation ceremony at the Oxford University in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. President Truman honored as a Doctor of Civil Law and a Fellow of the ancient school.
Views during the 1937 construction of the New Bodleian Library, Oxford,England. Construction workers excavating with shovels, placing their diggings into wheel barrows, to facilitate archaeological investigation of the site during construction. Workers shoring up surrounding areas and brick masons working on scaffolding. Rupert Bruce-Mitford, archaeologist, at the excavation site, looks at an artifact discovered by a workman. Steam-driven pile driver operating, with backs of Oxford University buildings seen behind the wooden construction wall.
The 110th renewal rowing classic competition in London, England. The Cambridge University and the Oxford University teams participate in a boat racing competition on the River Thames starting near the Putney Bridge. Swans in the river. The Cambridge team jumps into an early lead. Cambridge defeats Oxford by 6 lengths.