Punch,  26 (1854), 200.

Useful Knowledge at Oxford



News-Commentary, Drollery


Education, Progress, Experiment, Electricity, Botany, Physiology, Analytical Chemistry

    Responds to several items of 'University Intelligence' relating to the University of Oxford, including advertisements for Robert Walker's and Charles G B Daubeny's lectures on electrical and botanical subjects, and for Mervyn H N Story-Maskelyne's laboratory lectures on chemical analysis. Believes these advertisements suggest that Oxford 'will not stand upon old ways any more' and that 'Heads of Houses' may be taught more recent knowledge of the natural world than that known in antiquity.

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