Discover the secrets behind the facade of an ivory tower. The new book by The Oxford Muse, introduced by acclaimed historian and broadcaster Theodore Zeldin, is an intimate portrait of the University of Oxford. Hear the voices of porters and students alongside those of professors and college masters.
The Thoughts, Feelings and Imaginations of a University
by students, researchers, professors, staff and alumni
What kind of human beings inhabit and inspire the University of Oxford? In what state do they emerge from it? What is most important to them and what is missing from their lives? This book reveals what they seldom make public, presenting them not as statistics or stereotypes, but as unique individuals. Each speaks in their own words, uncensored.
Introduced by Theodore Zeldin, author of An Intimate History of Humanity, this collection of portraits shows why and how universities need to reinvent themselves.
Published by The Oxford Muse (2006, 438 pages, ISBN 09551405)
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Comments from contributors
‘Apart from my boyfriend, no one really knows my real thoughts and feelings that well. Hopefully this self-portrait will give them an insight.’
‘Writing a self-portrait is such an addictive thing. The more I write the more it challenges my thoughts.’
‘I don’t normally talk about myself this much. It’s a liberating experience.’