Oxford is a world-renowned stronghold of knowledge, a lush medieval city dotted with beautiful gardens. But it also has a symbolic meaning well beyond these things. It stands for something deep in our minds - excellence, a kind of privilege, a charmed life, deep-veined liberalism, a respect for tradition. It is an ivory tower: a quiet, thoughtful place, yet one whose scholars and ideas affect us all. In his attempt to capture the spirit of this cloistered hall, Cartwright has spoken to many leading figures, looked at ...

Oxford Revisited 2009, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, New York

ISBN-13: 9781596910935

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