Oriel College: A History

ISBN : 9780199595723

Jeremy Catto
672 ページ
164 x 237 mm

This is the first history of Oriel College, Oxford for over a hundred years. It is an account of a distinctive society, the college of Thomas More, Walter Raleigh, Gilbert White, Thomas Arnold, John Henry Newman and Cecil Rhodes, written by a group of specialist scholars whose aim it is to place the body of Orielenses in the context not only of Oxford but of British and international history. It is therefore more than a domestic history of the college; it explores the ideas which have animated, and often divided, the members of the college in every generation since 1326, especially during the brilliant Noetic era of the early nineteenth century and the Oxford movement which succeeded it; and it considers the impact of Oriel on national life, including sport and the government of the British Empire. Though designed to conform to the highest standards of historical scholarship, the chapters are accessible to the general reader, and are fully illustrated throughout. Maps and plans are provided to make the physical development of the college easy to follow.


1. The Foundation
2. Patrons and Pastors, 1385-1479
3. Oriel in Renaissance Oxford, 1479-1574
4. Expansion and Retrenchment, 1574-1660
5. A Protestant College
6. Politics and Interest, 1660-1781
7. An Anglican Foundation
8. A Society of Gentlemen
9. Eveleigh and Copleston: the Preeminence of Oriel
10. Oriel and Religion, 1800-1833
11. A House Divided: Oriel in the Era of the Oxford Movement, 1833-60
12. Noetics and Tractarians at Large: Oriel, Social Ideas and Government
13. Hawkins, Monro and University Reform
14. Oriel and a Wider World
15. The College Estates
16. Property and Investments, 1920-90
17. The Buildings of Oriel
18. Oriel and Sport
19. Science in Oriel
20. Government, Oxford and Oriel, 1918-90
21. The Oriel Community, 1905-50
22. The Oriel Community, 1950-90
23. Epilogue, 1990-2013
Appendix: College Officers


Jeremy Catto is a medieval historian who has taught at the University of Durham and at Oriel College, where he has been a fellow since 1969. His historical interests are focussed on the history or ideas and the history of religion in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries