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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VII: Nineteenth-Century Oxford, Part 2

M. G. Brock and M. C. Curthoys


Volume VII of The History of the University of Oxford completes the survey of 19th-century Oxford University begun in Volume VI. After 1871, both teachers and students at Oxford were freed from tests of religious belief. The volume describes the changed mental climate in which some dons sought a new basis for morality, while many undergraduates found a compelling ideal in the ethic of public service both at home and in the empire. The chapters address a wide variety of issues, including women’s education, architecture, sport, and scholarship.

Keywords: Oxford University, religious belief, mental climate, morality, public service, women, architecture, sport, scholarship

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199510177
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M. G. Brock, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford

M. C. Curthoys, editor
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‘A Secularized University’?

A New Collegiate Pattern

8 All Souls

J. S. G. Simmons

9 Christ Church

J. F. A. Mason

Teaching and Scholarship

14 Modern History

Reba N. Soffer

15 Jurisprudence1

Barry Nicholas

16 English

D. J. Palmer

18 Music

S. L. F. Wollenberg

19 Mathematics

K. C. Hannabuss

21 The Pitt Rivers Collection

William R. Chapman

‘The Muddied Oafs at the Goals’?

23 Oxford and Schooling

J. R. De S. Honey, and M. C. Curthoys

‘Oxford…Reforming Itself’

The University Reaches Outwards

27 ‘Extension’ in all its Forms

Anne Ockwell, and Pollins Harold

28 Oxford and the Empire

Richard Symonds

29 The Rhodes Scholars

E. T. Williams

‘Our Buildings Shape US’

Edwardian Oxford

33 Epilogue

M. G. Brock