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Place description, regional geography and area studies: the chorographic inheritance

Hugh Clout

in A Century of British Geography

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262863
eISBN:
9780191734076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262863.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

The uncertain relationship between studying regions (or places) and focusing on themes (or systematic processes) has characterised geography since the ancient Greeks, with ‘chorography’ being the ... More


Introduction

Benjamin John King

in Newman and the Alexandrian Fathers: Shaping Doctrine in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548132
eISBN:
9780191720383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548132.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This Introduction outlines the book's four main themes and outlines Newman's career path starting with Oxford in the 1820s. The Introduction goes on to give a brief overview of each chapter which ... More


The Oxford of the Southern World and Education in the Empire

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the careers of University of Oxford graduates who served the British Empire in the field of education. It explains that Oxford took a benevolent interest in the new colleges and ... More


Government and Administration, 1914–1964

Brian Harrison

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the changes in the University of Oxford's administrative structure during the period from 1914 to 1964. It suggests that the growth in the university's central direction and ... More


The Non-Medical Sciences, 1939–1970

John Roche

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines changes in the teaching and research in non-medical sciences at Oxford during the period from 1939 to 1970. Though differences between the cultures of arts and the sciences had ... More


A World University

J. G. Darwin

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter evaluates the validity of describing the University of Oxford as an international university or world university. It explains the criteria for a world university. These include having an ... More


Finance Since 1914

J. P. D. Dunbabin

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the financial history of the university during the period from 1914 to 1970. Early on in the 20th century the Board of Finance sought central control over departmental funds, ... More


Robert Rees Davies 1938–2005

Huw Pryce

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

Robert Rees Davies (1938–2005), a Fellow of the British Academy, was a highly original historian who offered compelling new insights into medieval society through a body of work focused on Britain ... More


Nursing Mother of the Elect

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the British Empire Dominions' perception about the role of the University of Oxford. It analyses the impact of the university on the people of India, Australia, Canada, South ... More


Oxford and the British universities

A. H. Halsey

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

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter compares the status and reputation of the university with other British universities during the period from 1914 to 1970. It suggests that despite the changing basis of its eminence, the ... More


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