ISBN-10:
0198206577
ISBN-13:
9780198206576
Pub. Date:
12/28/1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

by Jack Morrell

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Overview

Science at Oxford, 1914-1939: Transforming an Arts University

The first work in English to examine the twentieth-century development of all the sciences at a major university, this book traces Oxford's period of rapid growth between the two World Wars from a school devoted explicitly to the liberal arts to an important institution for research and experimentation. Jack Morrell shows how this transformation occurred in spite of considerable opposition, detailing the various and ever-present financial, social, and political obstacles typical of the academy. This well-told tale will fascinate anyone interested in the institutionalization of science.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198206576
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 1560L (what's this?)

About the Author

Jack Morrell was Reader in History of Science in the University of Bradford until 1991 and a Visiting (1985) and Supernumerary Fellow (1987) of Brasenose College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xii(1)
List of Maps
xiii(1)
List of Tables
xiv(1)
Abbreviations and Conventions xv(1)
Glossary and Note xvi
Introduction 1(5)
1. The Changing Salience of Oxford Science 1914-1939
6(46)
2. The Colleges and the University
52(30)
3. Philosophy, Liberal Education, and the Industrial Spirit
82(30)
4. Agriculture and Forestry
112(49)
5. Biomedical Sciences
161(56)
6. Small Sciences
217(51)
7. Zoology
268(37)
8. The Big Battalions
305(64)
9. Refugee Scientists
369(64)
10. Conclusion
433(20)
Index 453

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