I took these photographs last summer, in one of the quadrangles of Magdalen College, Oxford. I thought they may be of some interest to you, or to readers of your website. As I am hoping to identify exactly what the figures represent (or who they depict) any information or feedback you, or anyone else, might be able to give me would be greatly appreciated.
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I'm pleased to see that the Oxford Talks will be starting up again this year.
Magdalen College is one of the best known of the Oxford colleges. It began life in "The High" in 1448. Well known so called alumni include Oscar Wilde and C.S. Lewis.
These are the other figures along the building
The sculptures were erected in about 1510. In the 1670s A Fellow of Magdalen College, William Reeks wrote a manuscript about them attempting to explain their significance. They were noted when James I took his grandson to visit the college in 1605 and for the occassion the Moses statue was spruced up (second from the left above, I would imagine). There is apparently no evidence that the statues have any symbolic intent, says the college.
Thank you for the update Ben.
A note from Ellis:
My new book, "In These Signs Conquer", amongst other subjects, looks at the significance of Oxford and Magdalen College; and its profound esoteric role in our past, present and future. Things ain't what they seem!