Oriel College: A History

Oriel College: A History

by Jeremy Catto


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Oriel College: A History by Jeremy Catto

This is the first history of Oriel College, Oxford for over a hundred years. It is an account of a distinctive society, the college of Thomas More, Walter Raleigh, Gilbert White, Thomas Arnold, John Henry Newman and Cecil Rhodes, written by a group of specialist scholars whose aim it is to place the body of Orielenses in the context not only of Oxford but of British and international history. It is therefore more than a domestic history of the college; it explores the ideas which have animated, and often divided, the members of the college in every generation since 1326, especially during the brilliant Noetic era of the early nineteenth century and the Oxford movement which succeeded it; and it considers the impact of Oriel on national life, including sport and the government of the British Empire. Though designed to conform to the highest standards of historical scholarship, the chapters are accessible to the general reader, and are fully illustrated throughout. Maps and plans are provided to make the physical development of the college easy to follow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199595723
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/28/2014
Pages: 672
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Catto is a medieval historian who has taught at the University of Durham and at Oriel College, where he has been a fellow since 1969. His historical interests are focussed on the history or ideas and the history of religion in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Jeremy Catto
1. The Foundation, Jeremy Catto
2. Patrons and Pastors, 1385-1479, Jeremy Cattp
3. Oriel in Renaissance Oxford, 1479-1574, Jeremy Catto
4. Expansion and Retrenchment, 1574-1660, Kenneth Fincham
5. A Protestant College, Kenneth Fincham
6. Politics and Interest, 1660-1781, Paul Seaward
7. An Anglican Foundation, Paul Seaward
8. A Society of Gentlemen, Paul Seaward
9. Eveleigh and Copleston: the Preeminence of Oriel, Ernest Nicholson
10. Oriel and Religion, 1800-1833, Peter Nockles
11. A House Divided: Oriel in the Era of the Oxford Movement, 1833-60, Peter Nockles
12. Noetics and Tractarians at Large: Oriel, Social Ideas and Government, Simon Skinner
13. Hawkins, Monro and University Reform, Ernest Nicholson
14. Oriel and a Wider World, Alexander Morrison
15. The College Estates, Ralph Evans/John Dunbabin
16. Property and Investments, 1920-90, Wilf Stephenson
17. The Buildings of Oriel, Matthew Bool
18. Oriel and Sport, Clive Cheesman
19. Science in Oriel, Robert Fox
20. Government, Oxford and Oriel, 1918-90, John Stevenson
21. The Oriel Community, 1905-50, John Stevenson
22. The Oriel Community, 1950-90, John Stevenson
23. Epilogue, 1990-2013, Jeremy Catto
Appendix: College Officers

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