The Great Court is a covered square at the centre of the British Museum. It opened in December 2000 with a fabulous roof of glass and steel construction consisting of 1656 uniquely shaped glass panes. Designed by Foster and Partners, it is the largest covered square in Europe and at the centre of the Great Court is the Reading Room vacated by the British Library. This Reading Room is now open to any member of the public who wishes to read there. I looked around in awe at the mix of modern and classical while sipping tea and munching cookies at the cafe of the Great Court. It was a nice moment to savour.