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Harrison, Brian (20 of 25).  Oral History of Oral History

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:15:35

  • Shelf mark

    C1149/24

  • Recording date

    2012-01-24, 2012-02-24, 2012-03-27, 2012-04-24, 2012-05-18, 2012-06-27

  • Interviewees

    Harrison, Brian, 1937- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Wilkinson, Robert (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 20: Brian took a pride in doing a D Phil thesis, still against the grain in Oxford then. Gave a paragraph of anonymous written evidence to the Franks Committee in 1966. One comment was quoted re reading lists. Preferred the American system of lecture-based teaching when at Ann Arbor and Harvard to the teaching structure in Oxford. Never wanted a career in Oxford administration. [04:50] More pressure to take on roles in the College and University. Was asked to be Master of the Common Room but at first refused as Dick Hare, the philosopher, much senior to himself, had not done it. Hare never did it, but Brian did, in the following year. New Senior Common Room built as a result of a paper he wrote when Master [09:13-15:35 closed until 1st September 2032]

  • Description

    Life story interview with Brian Harrison, original committee members of the Oral History Society and Emeritus Professor of history at University of Oxford.

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