Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Martin Luther King stays in Waco

It's true, Martin Luther King lives in Waco. In the form of stained, glass, that is.

Our friends Eric and Linda both work at Baylor University. They kindly showed us around the Brooks College section of the university. It's a beautiful section of campus modeled after a college of Oxford University. The naming committee may not have know that there is an unrelated school in Oxford also called Oxford Brookes University. (Thanks to Journeyman.)

So the Brooks complex has a beautiful chapel with this stained glass depiction of Martin Luther King. Eric informed me that Martin is the newest figure depicted.

1 comment:

Journeyman said...

Just to clarify, Brooks is Oxford Brookes University. It is in Oxford but isn't a college of the University of Oxford.

Strictly speaking I guess the University of Oxford is a collection of colleges all offering degrees under one title, if you apply to study at the University of Oxford your application is actually to an individual college of the University, not to the University as a whole. Oxford Brookes is its own institution and became a university towards the end of the twentieth century.

Just in case you were wondering, I don't think Oxford Brookes has stained glass, but I could be mistaken about that.