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Oxford Visuals · I went for a couple days for the OED Symposium (about which I have a huge ongoing splodge in progress) and of course took a camera ...
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XML in Oxford · That’s the XML Summer School in September at St. Edmund. I can’t make it, in part because my wife is co-ordinating which means I do child-care. I’ve been to these and they’re totally great, intense and interactive and focused; then you get to go drinking around Oxford in the evening. If you’re within reach and work with XML and want to upgrade yourself, I totally recommend it.
 
The Bodleian · The big library at Oxford is named after its founder Thomas Bodley, whose admirably-short autobiography may be purchased in the gift shop. We had an excellent guided tour; herewith illustrated notes on the colour of fairy tales and the history of cataloging ...
 
Summer School · I’ll be spending the week in Oxford, participating in the CSW XML Summer School, held at Wadham College. Ostensibly I’m here to lecture, but my real objective is to do a quick catch-up on what the XML application space looks like in A.D. 2005. My only real gripe is that my session is scheduled opposite XML in Healthcare, which I’d really like to attend. Oxford is ridiculously photogenic, I’ve included a couple of snaps of Wadham ...
 
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