Museum of Natural History Goes to Town
In a whistle stop, one-day installation this July, the Oxford University Museum of Natural
History is taking twelve of its specimens out into the city centre of Oxford where they will take up residence in various venues for the next six months. St Mary’s is to have a white owl, presumably signifying ‘wisdom’ – the logos of St John’s Gospel. Originally they thought it would be amusing for us to have a praying mantis, but I’m afraid I came over all humourless about that suggestion.