Structures of learning

Introduction to visual sources: images, objects, the built environment, and seventeenth-century science

This unit provides a brief introduction to Special Subject 14 as a whole and to 'Structures of Learning' in particular.

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The evolution of central Oxford in the seventeenth century

This unit explores aspects of the learned values of the early seventeenth century by tracing the evolution of the Bodleian Library-Schools Quadrangle complex before 1640 and the buildings clustered around it after 1660.

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Maps of Oxford, 1578-1751

Five historical maps, spaced at regular intervals -- 1578, 1605, 1643, 1675 and 1751 -- provide a visual record of the process in which the cluster of buildings at the heart of the modern University was constructed.

 

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Oxford in 1675: Loggan's Oxonia illustrata

Loggan's superb set of 40 engravings captures for the first time the built environment of Oxford in great detail.

 

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