The official history <ul><li>912 First written reference to Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>1122 First Mayor of Oxford </li></ul>...
The unofficial history
The unofficial history /2 <ul><li>1002 Massacre of the Danes in Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>1142 Queen Matilda escapes across...
St Scholastica’s Day Riot <ul><li>Tuesday 10th Feb 1354 </li></ul><ul><li>Swyndlestock Tavern </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t crit...
The Oxford Colleges
The Oxford Colleges
Some definitions.. <ul><li>Commoner undergraduate without a  scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Don a Spanish title for members...
Eccentric dons <ul><li>Eating well! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Woodforde, 1774 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gourmand’s epit...
Student life <ul><li>William Laud’s  Code 1636 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealt with every detail of University life </li></ul>...
Student life <ul><li>William Laud’s  Code 1636 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealt with every detail of University life </li></ul>...
The Oxford tutorial <ul><li>tutor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a Fellow appointed by a College to look after the studies and (dim...
The unofficial history /3 <ul><li>1646 Oxford surrenders to ‘Parliament’ </li></ul><ul><li>1665 Court move to Oxford to es...
Outsider’s view of Oxford
The bonuses of living in Oxford
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Madness and Mayhem in Oxford

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  • Madness and Mayhem in Oxford

    1. 2. The official history <ul><li>912 First written reference to Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>1122 First Mayor of Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>1187 The University first reported </li></ul><ul><li>1224 First Chancellor </li></ul><ul><li>1249 University College founded </li></ul><ul><li>1338 Subjugation of the town to the university </li></ul><ul><li>1458 Duke Humfrey’s Library opens </li></ul><ul><li>1602 Bodleian Library opens </li></ul><ul><li>1893 First women gain Oxford degrees </li></ul><ul><li>1898 Morris Garages founded </li></ul><ul><li>1995 Templeton College receives Royal Charter </li></ul>
    2. 3. The unofficial history
    3. 4. The unofficial history /2 <ul><li>1002 Massacre of the Danes in Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>1142 Queen Matilda escapes across the ice from Oxford Castle </li></ul><ul><li>1209 First town/gown clash. Some surviving scholars leave to found Cambridge University </li></ul><ul><li>1334 Masters and Scholars try to leave Oxford for Stamford </li></ul><ul><li>1354 St Scholastica’s Day riot </li></ul><ul><li>1605 King’s Arms public house built in honour of James I </li></ul>
    4. 5. St Scholastica’s Day Riot <ul><li>Tuesday 10th Feb 1354 </li></ul><ul><li>Swyndlestock Tavern </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t criticise the ale! </li></ul><ul><li>“ Slea, slea, havock, havock, smyt fast, give gode knocks!” </li></ul><ul><li>120 dead </li></ul><ul><li>One of the oldest prison towns in the country </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Gown’ takes its revenge for the next 500 years </li></ul>
    5. 6. The Oxford Colleges
    6. 7. The Oxford Colleges
    7. 8. Some definitions.. <ul><li>Commoner undergraduate without a scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Don a Spanish title for members of the teaching staff of the University </li></ul><ul><li>Fellows elected senior members of a College, a self- governing corporation </li></ul><ul><li>Freshers newly-arrived students </li></ul><ul><li>Proctors officers of the University police </li></ul><ul><li>Scout a servant employed by the College to look after the gentlemen on a staircase </li></ul><ul><li>Up from whatever point of the compass, students always come ‘up’ to Oxford </li></ul>
    8. 9. Eccentric dons <ul><li>Eating well! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>James Woodforde, 1774 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gourmand’s epitaph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Arrogance & oneupmanship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ but, my dear, she has a gamma mind” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fellowships at All Souls’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cherry stones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entrance exam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The three ages of dons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Middle Age </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ You’re Looking Very Well’ </li></ul></ul>
    9. 10. Student life <ul><li>William Laud’s Code 1636 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealt with every detail of University life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idling about/frequenting harlots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survived until 1864 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University discipline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The role of the Proctors </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. Student life <ul><li>William Laud’s Code 1636 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dealt with every detail of University life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idling about/frequenting harlots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survived until 1864 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University discipline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The role of the Proctors </li></ul></ul>
    11. 12. The Oxford tutorial <ul><li>tutor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a Fellow appointed by a College to look after the studies and (diminishingly) the morals of students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>tutorial </li></ul><ul><ul><li>or ‘tute’; an hour set aside for a student or small group of students, to take work to a tutor and submit it for comment and discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>the purpose of education (Professor Smith 1914) </li></ul>
    12. 13. The unofficial history /3 <ul><li>1646 Oxford surrenders to ‘Parliament’ </li></ul><ul><li>1665 Court move to Oxford to escape Plague </li></ul><ul><li>1829 First Oxford & Cambridge boat race </li></ul><ul><li>1874 ‘dreaming spires’ (Matthew Arnold) </li></ul><ul><li>1959 Cutteslowe Walls demolished </li></ul><ul><li>1996 College named after breakfast cereal </li></ul>
    13. 14. Outsider’s view of Oxford
    14. 15. The bonuses of living in Oxford
    15. 16. THANK YOU! [email_address]

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