The Radcliffe Camera is one of Oxford's most iconic and recognisable images - along with the Sheldonian Theatre nearby it is one of the most photographed buildings, being almost unique in its perfectly round shape.
Like many of Oxford's top attracations, the Radcliffe Camera is not actually open to the public - it contains two of the 'reading rooms' of the Oxford University's Bodleian Library and is only accessible to students and staff.
The library was designed by architect James Gibbs and built in the mid 18th Century to house the University's science library. However, with the growth in scientific knowledge, the science collection soon outgrew the building and moved out to larger premises and the museum now houses theology, English and history collections. The library is named after the philanthropist John Radcliffe, who's name is recorded in many of Oxford's great buildings including the Radcliffe Infirmary and the Radcliffe Observatory.