This is Martin Jennings' impressive 2018 Statue of Dr John Radcliffe (1653-1714), to be found in front of the the Radcliffe Observatory. The Observatory is well worth the walk from the centre of town up to the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter - it is decorated with signs of the zodiac and its octagonal tower is surrounded by the eight winds. Atlas tops it, with the world on his back. Dr John Radcliffe is probably Oxford's most famous benefactor. His legacy gave Oxford a hospital, a library (the Radcliffe Camera - the beautiful round building on Radcliffe Square) and the Observatory. He was apparently a great diagnostician, who kept his mortality rate low by sending away patients whom he knew he couldn't cure. He also had some modern ideas about medicine, favouring fresh air, exercise and good food over blood letting and leeches.