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The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Graham Davies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first Schweich Lectures were given by Professor S. R. Driver of Oxford University in 1908 and the British Academy celebrated the centenary of the lectures with a single lecture in 2008. This book ... More


Brothers in Arms: The Early Relationship and Shared Ministry of John and Charles Wesley

Gareth Lloyd

in Charles Wesley and the Struggle for Methodist Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199295746
eISBN:
9780191711701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295746.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The most important relationship of Charles Wesley's life was with his brother John. From their days at Oxford University and involvement with the holy club, John and Charles forged an exceptionally ... More


Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There is a profound linkage between the quality of a university and its financial resources. The universities of Oxford and Cambridge rank among the world's finest educational institutions, and are ... More


Hensley Henson: A Study in the Friction between Church and State

Owen Chadwick

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198264453
eISBN:
9780191682711
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This is a biography of Hensley Henson, one of the most controversial religious figures in England during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book examines Henson's education at ... More


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


Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939: Laboratories, Learning and College Life

Robert Fox and Graeme Gooday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567929
eISBN:
9780191718328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567929.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book offers a new interpretation of pre-war physics at the University of Oxford, which was far more dynamic than most historians and physicists have been prepared to believe. It explains, on the ... More


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

Brian Harrison (ed.)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

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 ... More


The Oxford Muses in the Protectorate

Edward Holberton

in Poetry and the Cromwellian Protectorate: Culture, Politics, and Institutions

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199544585
eISBN:
9780191719981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544585.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The University of Oxford compiled an anthology of poetry in celebration of the Anglo-Dutch peace treaty signed in the spring of 1654. In Chapter 3, this anthology's array of allusions and images of ... More


The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Nicholas Tyacke (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Volume IV of the series The History of the University of Oxford covers the 17th century, a period when both institutionally and intellectually the University was expanding. Oxford and its university ... More


‘In Oxford but…not of Oxford’ * : The Women’s Colleges

Janet Howarth

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In January 1867, Emily Davies paid a visit to Sir Benjamin and Lady Brodie, in the house in Cowley Place that was later to become St Hilda’s Hall, in order to test opinion on her project to found a ... More


Refugee Scientists

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the migration of German refugee scientists at Oxford University in England during the 1930s. The main organized British response to the plight of German scholars was the ... More


Small Sciences

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of the so-called small sciences at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. These small sciences include botany, zoology, geology, ... More


The Big Battalions

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of mathematics and chemistry at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. These two were the largest final honours schools in science ... More


The Self-Governing University, 1882–1914

Janet Howarth

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

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For the historian of 20th-century Oxford University it is tempting to regard the years before 1914 as belonging to an ancien régime. Yet a sociological perspective on Britain's system of higher ... More


The Changing Salience of Oxford Science 1914–1939

Jack Morrell

in Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206576
eISBN:
9780191677229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the evolution of the science curriculum of Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. It suggests that the standard view of Oxford's contribution to World War I is based on ... More


The Context and Practices of Oxford Physics, 1839–77

Robert Fox

in Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939: Laboratories, Learning and College Life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567929
eISBN:
9780191718328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567929.003.02
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter begins with a discussion of the appointment of Robert Walker to the University's readership in experimental philosophy in 1839, which marked the beginning of four decades in which ... More


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

M. G. Brock and M. C. Curthoys (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510177
eISBN:
9780191700972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510177.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

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 ... More


The Provision of Books

M.B. Parkes

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume II: Late Medieval Oxford

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510122
eISBN:
9780191700941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510122.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

During the medieval period, the provision of books in the Oxford University depended primarily on the personal initiative of the masters and students. Books were regarded not merely as instruments ... More


: Contextual and Non-Contextual Histories of Political Thought

P. J. Kelly

in The British Study of Politics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262948
eISBN:
9780191734762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262948.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on how the history of political ideas has been approached in the context of British political science. This has the consequence that the discussion ranges over commentators who ... 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


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