Williams 68 in Oxford 2017 – Cynthia Wood (Ned Perry)

Ashmolean Museum: From Raphael Drawings to Rooftop Dining

We were fortunate to have a Williams ’68 viewing of a special exhibition of Raphael drawings at the Ashmolean Museum arranged by John and Jenny Murray and the dedicated Williams staff. It was extraordinary to see how expressive Raphael’s casual sketches could be. We, and I mean humanity, here, are so lucky that these drawings survived rather than being turned into the 16th century version of grocery lists.

After viewing Raphael’s drawings we walked upstairs to the Ashmolean’s rooftop restaurant. We had drinks on the terrace where there were plenty of tables and chairs for comfortable conversations. After a delicious dinner in the restaurant, we all returned to the terrace for coffee and more conversations. It was a lovely spot on a warm summer evening.

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