The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge; A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers. with about Two Thousand Pictorial Illustrations, a Complete Atlas of Sixty-Four Colored Maps, and One Hundred Volume . 6

The New Cabinet Cyclopaedia and Treasury of Knowledge; A Handy Book of Reference on All Subjects and for All Readers. with about Two Thousand Pictorial Illustrations, a Complete Atlas of Sixty-Four Colored Maps, and One Hundred Volume . 6

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...&c. Oxford University, one of the two great English universities, established in the middle ages, and situated in the city of Oxford (which see). Like Cambridge it embraces a number of colleges forming distinct corporations, of which the oldest is believed to be University College, dating from 1253, though Merton College was the first to adopt the collegiate system proper. The following list contains the name of the colleges, with the time when each was founded: --1. University College, 1253 2. Balliol College, 1268 3. Merton College 1274 4. Exeter College 1314 5. Oriel College 1326 6. Queen's College 1340 7. New College 1379 8. Lincoln College, 1427 9. All Souls' College, 1437 10. Magdalen College, 1458 11. Brasenose College 1509 12. Corpus Christi College, 1516 13. Christ Church College, 1546 14. Trinity College 1554 16. St. John s College 1555 16. Jesus College, 1571 17. Wadham College, 1612 18. Pembroke College, 1624 19. Worcester College 1714 20. Keble College, 1870 21. Hertford College, 1874 There are also two 'Halls, ' St. Mary Hall and St. Edmund Hall, which are similar institutions, but differ from the colleges in not being corporate bodies. Oxford University is an institution of OXFORD UNIVERSITY OXIDES. quite the same character as that of Cambridge. (See Cambridge, University of.) Most of the students belong to and reside in some college (or hall), but since 1869 a certain number have been admitted without belonging to any of these institutions. The students receive most of their instruction from tutors attached to the individual colleges, and those of each college dine together in the college hall and attend the college chapel. The ordinary students are called 'commoners.' The style or title by which the corporation is known...show more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 685g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236981596
  • 9781236981592