The American Oxonian Volume 4

The American Oxonian Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: part of the qualifications for the new doctorate. He urged with considerable force that there was a special danger in Oxford that the examination would be given greater weight than the Research thesis. It might be added that the examination proposed seems contrary to University usage elsewhere, and somewhat inconsistent in principle with the new Statute. However, the House was tired of argument, and threw out this amendment also by 37 to 14. Shortly after it broke up, having sat on nearly two hours. V The following letter, from the Magazine of January 26, brings up a question which will be uppermost in the minds of many American Rhodes Scholars who have already taken the B.Litt. We have no way of knowing whether or not Congregation is considering action upon this question. Sir, --As a Bachelor of Letters I was interested in the proposal to alter the qualifications for the Doctorate in this Faculty. I have read the proposed Statute which is to be promulgated on January 30, and it appears to me that in essence it implies the granting of a Doctor's degree for work which has hitherto been awarded a B.Litt. I may, perhaps, be pardoned for quoting my own experience in support of this statement. I spent over two years in research which involved study abroad as well as in Oxford and London; I prepared a dissertation based on original authorities and extending to about 100,000 words. For this work, after a viva-voce examination lasting three-quarters of an hour, I was awarded the B.Litt. degree, with the usual formula about attaining a "high standard of merit." My dissertation was afterwards published by a University Press and received very kind treatment at the hands of reviewers not only in this country, but also in France...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778286
  • 9781236778284