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Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Jack Morrell


Oxford University has not always possessed the high reputation in the sciences for which it is now renowned: it was not until the period between the last century's two world wars that science was firmly established in a university previously noted for its devotion to arts subjects. By 1939, despite only modest increases in the numbers of fellows or undergraduates in science, Oxford had developed an important new research identity. This transformation took place in the face of considerable opposition. The powers of the colleges, the poverty of the University relative to collegiate wealth, and t ... More

Keywords: Oxford University, sciences, arts, research, colleges, collegiate wealth, individualism, benefactors, conservatism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jack Morrell, author
University of Bradford