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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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The Big Battalions

The Big Battalions

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(p.305) 8 The Big Battalions
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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/9780198206576.003.0009

This chapter examines the developments in the teaching of mathematics and chemistry at Oxford University in England from 1914 to 1939. These two were the largest final honours schools in science during the 1930s. Mathematics had four chairs while chemistry enjoyed two. Mathematics was not encouraged by the colleges and improvements only came upon the arrival of Cambridge-trained professors H.G. Hardy and E.A. Milne. Chemistry fellows enjoyed more prominence than their counterparts in mathematics.

Keywords:   Oxford University, mathematics, chemistry, H.G. Hardy, E.A. Milne, science education, England

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