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G R Evans
|Description:||xvii, 356 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Towards Oxford today. Not an inkling of the future? ; Riding out the First World War ; Oxford takes the state's penny ; Letting women in : 1920 and after ; Between the wars ; The Second World War and its aftermath ; A symposium at Worcester : the 1950s to the 1980s ; From student protest to the battle for academic freedom ; The 1990s and the beginning of another Oxford century --
Oxford's middle ages. Oxford from the inside : inventing a university ; Designing a syllabus ; Housing the scholars ; Quarrels and confrontations --
Oxford and the interfering Tudors. Renaissance in Oxford ; Reformation in Oxford ; Consequences for the colleges ; Another inspection : Edward VI goes "visiting" ; Mary Tudor's visitors : the volte-face ; Elizabeth places Oxford under the statutes of the realm ; Teaching the arts from the late sixteenth century --
Oxford keeps up with the times. Oxford and the state ; A society of scholars : student life in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ; Independent intellectuals and new styles of academic life ; Teaching : the changing intellectual life of Oxford ; Experiments in collegiate life and new ideas about universities ; The Bodleian Library and the university press --
The nineteenth-century transformation. Varieties of student life at Oxford ; The Oxford Movement ; State interference and the threat of external "reform" brings about major change ; What became of the liberal arts? ; Bringing the syllabus up to date : the Oxford reform of classical education ; Oxford studies the science ; Examinations reformed ; Oxford does its bit for social mobility.
'Gives a good introduction to the modern university and the history that has formed it' - Contemporary Review 'To describe the events and problems of so complex an institution as Oxford over so