College Life, 1945–1970

Keith Thomas

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print April 1994 | ISBN: 9780198229742
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191678912 | DOI:

Series: History of the University of Oxford

College Life, 1945–1970

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This chapter examines college life at Oxford during the period from 1945 to 1970. College life during this period represents a picture of immense vitality and diversity. In addition to the differences in academic performance, the colleges also differed significantly in terms of size, social composition, and sport reputation. This was reflected in the uneven distribution of blues, dining clubs, overseas students, and bachelor fellows. This chapter also discusses the impact of the Franks Commission report on the administrative structure of the university.

Keywords: University of Oxford; college life; Oxford colleges; university history; fellows; Franks Commission; academic performance; university administration

Chapter.  13095 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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