The Topping Out Ceremony for the new library at St Anne’s College Oxford was a day blessed with perfect weather, which was good as we were up on the roof of the new library. Getting up high anywhere in Oxford is always a treat and this event was equally so. We climbed up though the building site, the evolving new building to the roof, up stairs and eventually ladders emerging into a bright beautiful morning. Topping out usually involves the laying of a stone, brick or similar but as the roof of the new library is of wood construction a compromise was made! Topping out was Edward Atkin ably helped by college Principal Tim Gardam.