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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Brian Harrison


This is the first study of how one of the world's major universities has responded to the formidable challenges offered by the 20th century. It is a generously illustrated and scholarly book which contributes significantly to the history of ideas and culture in 20th-century Britain. It presents a rich cornucopia of insight into many aspects of British life and a valuable assessment of Oxford's influence in the world sphere.

Keywords: Oxford University, British life, world sphere, 20th century, history of ideas, culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780198229742
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Harrison, editor
Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Part One Introduction

Part Two Oxford Between the Wars

Part Three Oxford, 1939–1970

Part Four Long-Term Perspectives, 1914–1970

11 Religion

F. M. Turner

12 Medicine

Charles Webster

13 Women

Janet Howarth

14 Politics

Brian Harrison

15 Literary Culture

Valentine Cunningham

17 Libraries

Giles Barber

18 Museums and Art Galleries

Christopher White

19 Architecture

Diane Kay

20 Sport

D.J. Wenden

Part Five Spheres of Influence 1914–1970

21 University and Locality

Richard Whiting

23 A World University

J. G. Darwin

Part Six The Structure of the University, 1914–1970

24 Finance Since 1914

J. P. D. Dunbabin

Part Seven Epilogue