I work in Oxford, and every day I have a twenty minute walk from the train station to work. After about three months of walking every day ( yes yes I am a bit slow), I happened to look up and I saw this:
A statue of a man standing at the edge of a building, looking as if he is thinking about jumping.
He could be standing there to admire the view, or maybe he is watching the passersby, BUT [censored viewing, parental guidance advised, avert eyes now]
I am not sure how clear it is in the pictures, but from where I walk each day it is perfectly clear that this man is also naked. His dangly bit is in full view.
Now why would a naked man be standing at the edge of a building except to jump? He has clearly lost it and is about to go balls to the pavement.
He freaks me out, and now that I know the statue is there I can't stop myself from looking up each day and feeling just a little bit disturbed.
What kind of message is this crazy man sending out about Oxford? That if you study there you will go nuts and want to strip and then kill yourself? Noice.
Seriously though, I know there are people with Oxfordian backgrounds out there. Please won't you enlighten me as to the true significance of the naked man, so that I won't be freaked out every time I see him?