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Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Richard Symonds


Cecil Rhodes observed that, wherever he went in the Empire, he found Oxford men on top. This book examines how and why Oxford dominated Imperial policy and administration through its network of classical graduates; how Oxford's Imperialists and anti-Imperialists conducted their arguments in light of the history of Greece and Rome; and how proconsuls, missionaries, and teachers carried her traditions abroad. The conflicting hopes of what various groups in the University sought to obtain in the name of Empire are explored as well as the often bewildering impact of Oxford on the colonials who wen ... More

Keywords: Cecil Rhodes, Empire, Oxford, classical graduates, Imperial policy, Imperial administration, University, colonials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203001
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Symonds, author
St Antony's College, Oxford