Wonderful, Horrible Photo

Matthew Turner has found a splendid photo of life at Magdalen College when Edward, Prince of Wales was in residence. I’m quite glad it’s not much like that anymore.

The text of the book he’s scanning it from makes reference to the College beagles, which don’t seem to exist any more, though there are other mentions of them on the worldwide internetweb here and here (and possibly here, too, in a piece about a future leading South African Communist written by the estimable Allison Drew, though it’s ambiguous as to whether the beagles referred to are in fact the Magdalen beagles or some other pack).

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