Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies
Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies

The March Meeting will be held at Queens College, Oxford

The Old Library at the University Church of St Mary, The Virgin

The Old Library


The University Church of St Mary the Virgin stands in the centre of the old walled City and was the first home of the university itself, as opposed to the halls and colleges. The university built the Congregation House and Library as its first dedicated building in the 1320s. 


University Church is one of England's most historically significant churches. Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer was tried in the church and subsequently burned at the stake on Broad Street. In addition to being a centre for worship, it is also a landmark destination for visitors. Recently restored, the church is a beautiful public building that is designed for multiple purposes. It is a popular venue for concerts, lectures and other public events. 


© Aidan McRae Thomson - Detail from Charles Eamer Kempe's west window at St Mary's
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