Christ Church, Oxford University


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Education John Locke
He attended Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford . His studies branched out in various directions from the conventional curriculum, notably into natural philosophy or what is now called the sciences.
Education Jan Morris
JM , married and twenty-three years old, began reading for a BA in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford . Morris graduated after only two years with Class II Honours.
Johns, Derek. Ariel. A Literary Life of Jan Morris. Faber and Faber.
Education Jan Morris
After a local primary school Morris attended, from nine years old, the choir school of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. This very small, specialist community provided an adequate general education
Morris, Jan. Conundrum. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich .
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Education Thomas Otway
He attended, briefly, Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Education John Ruskin
He went up to Christ Church, Oxford , in January 1837. His performance was not particularly distinguished, apart from winning the Newdigate Prize for poetry. His graduation was delayed when, in April 1840, he had...
Education W. H. Auden
Wystan Auden attended St Edmund's School at Hindhead inSurrey (where he first met Christopher Isherwood ), then Gresham's School at Holt inNorfolk, which was supposedly modern and progressive but which he later described as...
Education Sir Philip Sidney
He was educated at Shrewsbury School and then (from the age of thirteen) at Christ Church, Oxford .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Elizabeth Goudge has given a fictional portrait of him as a precocious undergraduate in Towers in the...
Education Lewis Carroll
He was educated at home by his father, an Anglican priest. LC attended grammar school from the age of twelve, and later went on to study mathematics at Christ Church, Oxford . He graduated in 1854.
Corey, Melinda, and George Ochoa, editors. The Encyclopedia of the Victorian World. Henry Holt and Company.
Family and Intimate relationships Lewis Carroll
Alice Liddell , whom Dodgson met as the small daughter of the Dean of Christ Church , H. G. Liddell , was one of a large circle of Oxford colleagues and their families, but for...
Family and Intimate relationships Charlotte Godley
John Godley, who was a friend of Charlotte's brother Charles , was born in Ireland on 29 May 1814, most likely at Dublin. He was the son of an Irish landowner, whose family home...
Family and Intimate relationships Dora Carrington
DC was fondest of two of her brothers: Teddy , who was killed in World War I, and Noel , curator of the 1978 exhibit of Carrington's work at the Picture Gallery of Christ Church
Literary Setting Elizabeth Goudge
Towers in the Mist, the second book in this main series, is set in a different cathedral city, Oxford (more precisely in Christ Church ), during the reign of Elizabeth I , and the...
Occupation Lewis Carroll
Under his pseudonym, LC published a poem in the periodical The Train in 1856. In 1861, he was ordained a deacon but decided not to enter the clergy because of his stammer. He remained at...
Performance of text T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot 's Murder in the Cathedral, given at Christ Church , was the first student production at Oxford in which women undergraduates were allowed to perform together with men.
Conradi, Peter J. Iris Murdoch. A Life. HarperCollins.
Textual Features Jan Morris
Here                         Hitler has made Oxford his British capital (as historically he intended to do), with his headquarters at Christ Church (James Morris's old...


1621: Robert Burton, a don at Christ Church, Oxford,...

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Robert Burton , a don at Christ Church, Oxford , writing as Democritus Junior, published his quirky and learned Anatomy of Melancholy; he kept on adding to it, and left the posthumous sixth...

1690: A satire on women, Mundus Muliebris: or,...

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A satire on women, Mundus Muliebris: or, The Ladies Dressing-room Unlock'd, and her Toilette Spread, by Mary Evelyn the younger , was posthumously published by her father .


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