Ian Hutson has Lunch at the Ashmolean with Lawrence of Arabia…

Reblogged from The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company:

The Ashmolean…

Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford. Website here. Founded in 1683, open Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am–5pm.

Admission is free but there are buckets by the door.

What a splendid place. The Ashmolean is in receipt of The Cardinal Wolsey Seal of Approval (not a real seal, just bags of approval).

With one exception (more of that later) it is a grown-up space and has successfully resisted the social tsunami of baby-friendly plastic bouncy nonsense. It is a proper museum, stuffed to the gunwales with lovely stuff that we’ve nicked over the years.

Chief among this “the stuff”, for me at least, and constituting the basis of a quasi-spiritual pilgrimage, is what may plausibly be described as Mr Guy Fawkes’ lantern, the one that came oh so close, so very close to giving Parliament the kick up the Arsenal Villa that it needs more than ever today.



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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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2 Responses to Ian Hutson has Lunch at the Ashmolean with Lawrence of Arabia…

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