It’s a Riot!

Now, I’ve only been to Oxford once, but during that trip I gleaned that there was a bit of tension between the students and the so-called ‘townies’. Even on the most difficult days, however, it probably hasn’t resulted in bloodshed with an actual honest-to-god body count, except on February 10, 1355, when the St. Scholastica Day riot exploded. I’m guessing there had been some problems … Continue reading It’s a Riot!

Higher Education

On June 20, 1214, the University of Oxford received its charter, making the place official more than a century after students began studying there. Nobody really knows for sure when Oxford was established, but we do know that teaching was going on there all the way back in the late 11th century. In those days, most wealthy Englishmen seeking higher education went to the University … Continue reading Higher Education