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STATELY WALLS OF THE CLARENDON BUILDING AND THE CIRCULAR SHELDONIAN THEATRE

STATELY WALLS OF THE CLARENDON BUILDING AND THE CIRCULAR SHELDONIAN THEATRE

At the corner of Broad Street, which runs parallel to High Street and joins Magdalen Street at Balliol, and St. Catherine Street, which leads down to High Street, stand the Clarendon Building and the Sheldoman Theatre. The former-to the left-was raised with money from the sale of "The History of the Great Rebellion," by Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon. It was finished in the early years of the eighteenth century and was used for many years by the University Press. At present the Hebdomadal Council of the University meets here. The Sheldonian Theatre was built from designs by Wren, and its eight-sided cupola commands one of the best views of Oxford. The opening of it is still celebrated as "Commemoration."

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