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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century$
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Brian Harrison

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229742

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.001.0001

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Oxford and the First World War

Oxford and the First World War

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(p.2) (p.3) 1 Oxford and the First World War
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The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century
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J. M. Winter

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0001

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 the real value of the endowments of Oxford colleges. However, it also drew the University, the civil service, and industry more closely together, which led to the establishment of the University Grants Committee and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals.

Keywords:   University of Oxford, World War I, German scholars, college endowments, civil service, university and industry, university history, England

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