Punch,  15 (1848), 213.

Oxford Mixture



News-Commentary, Drollery


Universities, Education, Physics, Dynamics, Mathematics, Amusement

    Claims that the University of Oxford, reacting to the instigation of 'mixed' science teaching by the University of Cambridge, is 'bent on blending the practical with the theoretic'. Quotes the advertisement of an Oxford-educated private tutor offering to teach undergraduates during the vacation while providing for hunting and fishing. Suggests that the tutor's educational regime would include such unlikely mixtures as: 'Wednesday. Herodotus construe, with crib and run with harriers. Duck-shooting at night. Illustrations of Dynamics in the punt, and of equality of action and re-action, from recoil of duck-gun. Hot grog and Ethics about the small hours'.

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