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Author Sager, Peter, 1945-

Title Oxford & Cambridge : an uncommon history / Peter Sager.

Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2005.

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 UniM Bail  942.574 SAGE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 438 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm
Notes "The publication of this work was supported by a grant from the Goethe-Institut"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [404]-406) and indexes.
Contents Oxbridge: The Non-Identical Twins 11 -- Bluestockings and Black October: Women in Oxbridge 18 -- Out of the Blues: Rugby, Bumps and the Boat Race 23 -- Student Societies: Fat Bastards and Tiddlywinkers 28 -- Oxford: History and Culture 31 -- Uproar at the Ford for Oxen: A Short History of Oxford 33 -- From Geoffrey Chaucer to Javier Marias: Literary Oxford 49 -- Where The Light of the World Always Shines: Art in Oxford 63 -- Honeycombs and Fan Vaults: Architecture in Oxford 69 -- Choirboys and Rattling Balls: Music in Oxford 76 -- Brief Lives: A Galaxy of Oxford Stars 81 -- South-East of Carfax 93 -- House of Christ and the Prime Minister: Christ Church 95 -- Oriel and Corpus Christi 104 -- Mother of All Colleges: Merton 107 -- From Deadman's Walk to Sweety: The Botanic Garden 110 -- May Day and Shadowlands: Magdalen College 112 -- Between High and Broad 117 -- University Church of St Mary 119 -- Elite Club with Duck: All Souls College 121 -- University College and Queen's 124 -- A World of Books: Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera 129 -- Brasenose, Exeter and Jesus 134 -- Broad Street: Between Balliol and Blackwell's 137 -- Old Ashmolean and the Sheldonian Theatre 142 -- Between Wadham and New College 146 -- North-West of Carfax 151 -- How Do You Become Prime Minister? The Oxford Union Society 152 -- Murder in St Frideswide, Tea in the Randolph 155 -- Ashmolean Museum, Worcester College 156 -- Millionaires and Methodists: Between Lord Nuffield and St Peter 162 -- North-East of the Martyrs' Memorial 165 -- Tony Blair's College: St John's 167 -- Go-Getting Girls of Somerville 170 -- Keble College: Holy Zebra and the Parks 172 -- Home of the Dodo and the Dinosaurs: University Museum and Pitt Rivers 175 -- Labland: The World of the Laboratory 178 -- How to Make a Cowboy into a Gentleman: The Rhodes Scholarships 180 -- Between Manchester and St Catz 182 -- From North Oxford to Jericho 185 -- Between the Pasternak Museum and the Radcliffe Observatory 188 -- A Lively Place of the Dead: Jericho 191 -- Words, Books and Dictionaries: The Oxford University Press 193 -- Green Edge of the City: The Oxford Canal and Port Meadow 196 -- To Binsey and Godstow: Alice Doesn't Dream Here Any More 198 -- Cambridge: History and Culture 201 -- Microsoft Meets the Middle Ages: A Short History of Cambridge 203 -- Apostles and Spies: 'The Cambridge Homintern' 223 -- Byron and Bear, Nabokov in Goal: Literary Cambridge 227 -- Philosophers' Stones: Architecture and Town Planning 247 -- Brief Lives: A Galaxy of Cambridge Stars 257 -- North of Market Hill 269 -- Print and Prayer: Cambridge University Press and Great St Mary 271 -- Heart of the University: Senate House and Old Schools 274 -- Gonville and Caius: The Gate of Honour 276 -- Clare's Tears, the Backs and Trinity Hall 278 -- Three for Trinity: Newton, Byron and Prince Charles 282 -- Across the Bridge of Sighs to the Wedding Cake: St John's College 291 -- 2,903 Books and a Diary: Samuel Pepys at Magdalene 296 -- Round Churches, Crooked Clubs and a College Full of Cocks 300 -- Bring Me the Head of Oliver Cromwell: Sidney Sussex and Christ's College 305 -- South of Market Hill 311 -- Sweet Singing in the Choir: King's College 312 -- Catz, a Dog and Two Queens 320 -- Marlowe Mystery, The Parker Loot: Treasures of Corpus Christi 323 -- Geniuses from the Bicycle Shed: Old Cavendish 326 -- Thomas Gray Moves House: From Peterhouse to Pembroke 329 -- A Home for All Arts: Masterpieces in the Fitzwilliam Museum 335 -- Heading for the Botanic Garden 338 -- Noble Entry and Gay Exit: Downing and Emmanuel 342 -- On the Far Side of the Cam 347 -- Building for Bluestockings: Darwin and Newnham 348 -- Oracular Bones and Incunabula: A Noah's Ark of Books 351 -- New Founders, New Ideas: Robinson and Churchill 355 -- Life, Art and Pebbles: Kettle's Yard 359 -- Three Colleges and a Grave: Wittgenstein's Neighbours 362 -- 'Grantchester! ah, Grantchester!': Honey for the Patriot's Tea 365 -- A Short Oxbridge Glossary 371 -- A College Who's Who 379 -- Museums and Other Sights to See in Oxford 392 -- University and Colleges: Oxford 394 -- Museums and Other Sights to See in Cambridge 398 -- University and Colleges: Cambridge 400 -- Festivals and Events 403.
Subject University of Oxford.
University of Cambridge.
Oxford (England) -- Miscellanea.
Cambridge (England) -- Miscellanea.
Variant Title Oxford and Cambridge.
Standard Number 9780500512494 (hbk.)
ISBN 0500512493 (hbk.)