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Mordechai Feingold

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198779919

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779919.001.0001

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Oxford College Histories: Fresh Contributions

Oxford College Histories: Fresh Contributions

Oxford College Histories: Fresh Contributions
History of Universities

Robin Darwall-Smith

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the history of Oriel College and Exeter College—two of the thirty-eight constituent colleges that make up the University of Oxford. It draws from the coffee-table books published by the Colleges. While Exeter was certainly typical in that most of its Fellowships were restricted to candidates from the diocese of Exeter, those Fellows were elected as younger scholars studying in the Faculty of Arts, who were expected to move on soon after graduating as MAs. This meant that Exeter would have had a significantly younger population than other Colleges. The Fellows of Oriel, on the other hand, were expected to study theology, but there were absolutely no geographical restrictions placed on candidates for vacant Fellowships, a situation unique in Oxford. Furthermore, it was not until the eighteenth century that Oriel was given an endowment to create its first scholarships for undergraduates.

Keywords:   Oriel College, Exeter College, University of Oxford, constituent college, scholarship, Faculty of Arts, theology, endowment

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