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Oxford: Town and Gown

Yurdan, Marilyn

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ISBN 10: 0709039328 / ISBN 13: 9780709039327
Published by Robert Hale Limited, London, England, United Kingdom, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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"At last a guide which explains the complex relationship between, and history of, the university and the city. Born and bred in Oxford, and currently Assistant Custodian of the Sheldonian Theatre, Marilyn Yurdan is well placed to give a unique insight into modern Oxford. She captures the essential spirit of this complex and spectacular city, the student home of some of Britain's best-known men and women." This book has 221 pages and is illustrated throughout. The book is a SIGNED AND DATED PRESENTATION copy from the author, Marilyn Yurdan. Bookseller Inventory # 037755

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Title: Oxford: Town and Gown

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited, London, England, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Thus

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FROM THE DUST JACKET: "AT LAST A GUIDE WHICH EXPLAINS THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE HISTORY OF, THE UNIVERSITY AND THE CITY. BORN AND BRED IN OXFORD, AND CURRENTLY ASSISTANT CUSTODIAN OF THE SHELDONIAN THEATRE, MARILYN YURDAN IS WELL PLACED TO GIVE A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO MODERN OXFORD. SHE CAPTURES THE ESSENTIAL SPIRIT OF THIS COMPLEX AND SPECTACULAR CITY, THE STUDENT HOME OF SOME OF BRITAIN'S BEST-KNOWN MEN AND WOMEN. WORLD FAMOUS FOR ITS UNIVERSITY, THERE IS MORE TO THE THRIVING CITY THAN ITS NUMEROUS COLLEGES WITH THEIR MEDIEVAL SPIRES AND IMMACULATELY KEPT QUADS. MARILYN YURDAN EXPLAINS HOW 'TOWN' AND 'GOWN' LIVE AND WORK ALONGSIDE EACH OTHER, MAINTAINING MEANWHILE THEIR OWN TRADITIONS, CHARACTERS AND COMMUNITIES. SHE GUIDES THE READER THROUGH THE ACADEMIC YEAR FROM ADMISSIONS TO DEGREES, INTRODUCES THE UNIVERSITY'S QUAINTLY TITLED OFFICIALS AND GIVES A NECESSARILY BRIEF BUT AMUSING OXFORD VOCABULARY. NO CORNER OF OXFORD IS LEFT UNEXPLORED IN THIS GUIDE TO ITS MANY CHURCHES AND CHAPELS, ITS GLORIOUS VARIETY OF PARKS, GARDENS AND MEADOWS, THE DELIGHT OF THE RIVER IN HIGH SUMMER AT OXFORD. DETAILED INFORMATION ON MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES, ON MUSIC AND DRAMA, ON SHOPPING AND REFRESHMENTS, MAKE THIS AN ESSENTIAL UP-TO-DATE BOOK WHICH EVERY VISITOR WILL FIND INVALUABLE." INCLUDES: TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS FOREWORD BY LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD INTRODUCTION 1. AN OUTLINE HISTORY 2. THE OXFORD COLLEGES 3. OTHER INSTITUTIONS 4. THE LIVING UNIVERSITY 5. CHURCHES AND CHAPELS 6. PARKS AND GARDENS, MEADOWS AND RIVERS 7. OXFORD PEOPLE 8. THE GHOSTS OF OXFORD 9. OXFORD TODAY CONCLUSION BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

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