Day 7, The Bodleian Library, Oxford

We returned to Oxford today to take a guided tour of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Although I've visited Oxford a few times, it was an excellent opportunity as an LIS student to be able to tour the library and learn about its history and operation. It was also just a fun thing to learn that the room where we met for the start of the tour was used in one of the Harry Potter films as a ballroom.

It was also amazing to see the old haunts of the people who inspired the characters in Alice in Wonderland, such as the dining hall with the door in the back corner that was the real-life "rabbit hole" of the little girl who was the original Alice.

Oxford University is steeped in British history and culture, and to learn so much about the inner workings of the institution was invaluable.

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