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Sheldonian Theatre (Oxford)

[An image showing Sheldonian Theatre]The Sheldonian Theatre is one of the outstanding buildings in the world famous university city of Oxford.

It is situated in Broad Street, near the corner of Catte Street.

The young Christopher Wren designed the Sheldonian, in the style of a Roman theatre, between 1664 and 1668, while he was the University's Professor of Astronomy.

The theatre's interior is constructed of wood, and the ceiling, painted by Robin Streeter, represents Truth descending on the Arts.

Today, the Sheldonian is used for University occasions, including degree ceremonies and the annual Encaenia, when distinguished persons are awarded honorary degrees.

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