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01st May 2007

Restoring the College back to its full beauty

The last few months have seen restoration work being undertaken in the College. As well as the renovation to the Chapel, the Hall and Rector’s Lodgings have also been refurbished bringing our beautiful buildings back to their full and former glory.

Following the receipt of several gifts, including a major benefaction from Stephen Green (1966, PPE), the College has been able to undertake major cleaning and vital restoration work to the Chapel. Over the last year four windows have been cleaned and re-leaded, and in Hilary term six storeys of scaffolding were erected inside the Chapel whilst a team of workers cleaned the stonework to reveal astonishingly bright creams and golds.

A special service of Choral Evensong was held on 29th April 2007, followed by a black tie dinner in Hall. The Chapel and Hall were filled to almost full capacity with Old Members, Fellows, staff and current students all there to celebrate the completion of the refurbishment work.

Restoration work is still in progress in the Rector’s Lodgings, they are due to be complete this summer. Next time you are in Oxford please do drop by and see the newly restored buildings for yourself.

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