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By G. R. Evans

The college of Oxford used to be a medieval ask yourself. After its beginning within the past due twelfth century it designed one in all Europe's such a lot well known syllabuses for the learn of the liberal arts (the trivium and the quadrivium) and theology, and attracted academics of foreign quality and repute. the tips of terrific thinkers like Robert Grosseteste (who within the early thirteenth century mastered and taught Greek while virtually no-one else used to be doing so), pioneering Franciscan thinker Roger Bacon (zealous proponent of experimental technological know-how) and reforming Christian humanist John Colet redirected conventional scholasticism and helped herald the Renaissance. during this most modern installment of her significant two-volume historical past of the nice rival associations of Oxford and Cambridge, G R Evans turns to the elder collage and divulges a powerhouse of studying and tradition. Over a span of greater than 800 years Oxford has nurtured many of the maximum minds, whereas correct around the globe its identify is synonymous with academic excellence. From risky political upheavals as a result of the novel and inflammatory principles of John Wyclif to the bloody 1555 martyrdoms of Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley; and from John Ruskin's leading edge lectures on paintings and explosive public debate among Charles Darwin and his competitors to gentler conferences of the Inklings within the 'Bird and Baby', Evans brings Oxford's progressive occasions, in addition to its notable highbrow trip, to brilliant and gleaming life.

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