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Science at Oxford, 1914-1939Transforming an Arts University$
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Jack Morrell

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206576

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Science at Oxford, 1914-1939
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Jack Morrell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206576.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the development and evolution of the science curriculum of Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. Prior to 1914, Oxford was known as an arts university. It was only in 1939 that Oxford developed a new research identity because of an increase in the number of science fellows and undergraduates. This book examines the context of Oxford science historically, intellectually, and structurally, and discusses vocational agrarian and non-vocational sciences.

Keywords:   science curriculum, Oxford University, England, universities, vocational sciences, non-vocational sciences

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