The 15th Century Cloisters construction commenced in 1474 which makes this medieval square of stone among the oldest parts of Magdalen.
Balancing on the buttresses that jut from the Cloister walls are the figures later known as ‘hieroglyphics’, the ‘GARGELS”, Magdalen’s very own gargoyles. Some are biblical, some heraldic, all symbolic. Since they entered the College in 1508-9 they have been keeping their emblematic eyes on the comings and goings in the Cloisters and the quad.
Wanted to let you all see that we did “keep off the grass”.
From the Cloisters we headed out to Addison’s walk and the New Building following the footsteps of Tolkien and Lewis along one of the paths that leads to the famous meetings of the “Inklings”.
Back to the present day Saturday August 6, 2022. This evening we are hosting a raclette meal for 6 in our home. We offered the meal as an auction item for our Church Missionary fundraiser back in May. Hopefully I’ll remember to take photos of the event.
8 thoughts on “Oxford Archives ~ Magdalene College Cloisters”
Loved seeing your old photos of a perfect looking visit. Have a good party. B x
…the building is fabulous, but the hydrangeas caught me eye.
Beautiful photos and great memories from your trip! Take care, enjoy your weekend.
Such beauty! Precious remembrances… Hugs and blessings.
Beautiful photos. I had never heard of a raclette meal so I googled it…..sounds interesting!
Hi Bernideen, Good to hear from you. Hope all is well. Raclette is a fun interactive dinner for sure. I did manage to take a couple photos that I’ll post soon.
It must have been so enjoyable to walk the paths that The Inklings walked! Hope your special dinner went well tonight. I’m sure your guests were treated to a fine time!
Cheryl, Yes, it was a treat to walk those paths. Our dinner went well and hopefully the very few photos I took are post worthy. Thanks for stopping by…