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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


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


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


The University since 1970

Michael Brock

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/9780198229742.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines changes at the University of Oxford during the period from 1970 to 1990. It describes the administrative adjustments made by the university and evaluates the influence of the ... 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


The Arts and Social Sciences, 1939–1970

Jose Harris

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/9780198229742.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines changes in the teaching and research in the arts and social sciences at Oxford during the period from 1939 to 1970. On the eve of World War 2, academic life in Oxford was ... More


Aristotelian Wisdom: Unity, Rejection or Relativism

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the rapid assimilation of Aristotle's non-logical writings in the Paris and Oxford universities. Here, the Problem of Paganism assimilated into the very structure of higher ... More


Religion

F. M. Turner

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/9780198229742.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines changes in the religious character of Oxford during the 20th century. Throughout this period, Oxford religion has maintained a significant and noted physical and social as well ... More


Oxford and the First World War

J. M. Winter

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/9780198229742.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of World War I on the University of Oxford. There were positive and negative effects of the war. War severed the university's ties with German scholars and undermined ... More


Rhodes and the Imperial Athens

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/9780198203001.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of Cecil Rhodes in the improvement of the University of Oxford. It discusses Rhodes entering Oxford, his career highlights, and his bequests to the university. It ... More


The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III: 1896 to 1970

Wm. Roger Louis (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199568406
eISBN:
9780191772344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Cultural History

This is the third volume charting the history of Oxford University Press. The period it covers is the twentieth century. During this time, Oxford University Press surpassed all other university ... More


Medicine

Charles Webster

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/9780198229742.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines teaching and research in medicine at Oxford during the period from 1914 to 1970. During the early part of the 20th century, medicine lost grounds to the humanities and the ... More


The Non-Medical Sciences, 1914–1939

J.B. Morrell

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/9780198229742.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines teaching and research in the field of non-medical sciences at Oxford during the period from 1914 to 1939. The university's contribution to the war effort through its scientists ... More


Philip James Jones 1921–2006

Trevor Dean

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/9780197264577.003.0010
Subject:
History, Historiography

Philip James Jones (1921–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was one of the most distinguished, complex, and challenging of medieval historians. His works on the Italian city-states of the ... More


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