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Oxford

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781909930070
Author(s): Martin Garrett
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Signal Books Ltd
Dimensions: 133 x 22 x 204 (w x l x h)
Pages: 224
Series: Innercities Cultural Guides

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Oxford started as an Anglo-Saxon border outpost, with a bridge replacing the 'oxen ford' from which it takes its name. It became a centre for trade and religion and developed one of the oldest universities in Europe from the late twelfth century. Since the Middle Ages its individual colleges have gone on building--chapels, halls, accommodation, libraries--in an extraordinary variety of styles from Gothic to Brutalist. Oxford also has many churches, a Covered Market, an extraordinary museum of Natural History in soaring iron, glass and stone, and a flamboyant neo-Jacobean Town Hall. In such a place, suggested W.B. Yeats, 'one almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking'. Nevertheless, Oxford has become a busy modern city. For much of the twentieth century the car industry, established in Cowley by William Morris (Lord Nuffield), dominated local life. Today there are cinemas, theatres, innumerable restaurants, shopping centres, an ice-rink, business and technology centres, close links to London by bus and train. Amidst the expanding city Oxford University retains its academic excellence, its student exuberance and its physical beauty.And it has been joined by a notably successful second university, Oxford Brookes.
Martin Garrett discusses the literature Oxford has generated: from Chaucer to Lewis Carroll, Wilde, Evelyn Waugh, Barbara Pym, Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and Iris Murdoch. There are also chapters on arch Please click here to ask a question
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