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This volume is primarily concerned with the establishment of the University in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and the development of its studies in the high age of scholasticism, up to the great philosophical debate between William of Ockham and his Mertonian opponents in the fourteenth century. Contributors: R. W. Southern, M. B. Hackett, C. H. Lawrence, J. I. Catto, M. W. Sheehan, J. R. L. Highfield, T. H Aston, R. Faith, J. M. Fletcher, P. O. Lewry, J. A. Weisheipl, J. L. Barton, L. E. Boyle, Jean Dunbabin.
This study surveys how one of the world's major universities has responded to the formidable challenges offered by the 20th century. It presents the reader with insight into many aspects of British life and assesses the influence of the University of Oxford in the world sphere.
This fresh and readable account gives a complete history of the University of Oxford, from its beginnings in the 11th century to the present day - charting Oxford's improbable rise from provincial backwater to modern meritocratic and secular university with an ever-growing commitment to new research.
Volume VII of The History of the University of Oxford completes the survey of nineteenth-century Oxford 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 contributors address a wide variety of issues, including women's education, architecture, sport, and scholarship.

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