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Oxford and EmpireThe Last Lost Cause?$
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Richard Symonds

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198203001

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.001.0001

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Nursing Mother of the Elect

Nursing Mother of the Elect

(p.257) 13 Nursing Mother of the Elect
Oxford and Empire

Richard Symonds

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the British Empire Dominions' perception about the role of the University of Oxford. It analyses the impact of the university on the people of India, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and Rhodesia. It suggests that of the ‘kindred elect’, it was perhaps the Australians who made the most impact on Oxford and because those Australians who had brilliant Oxford academic careers tended to remain there.

Keywords:   University of Oxford, British Empire, Dominions, India, Australia, Canada, South Africa, Rhodesia

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