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Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.oxford.gov.uk/

Population:
143,016 (2001 census)

The town in which Oxford University is located. "Oxford had already seen five centuries of borough life before a student appeared within its streets... The university found Oxford a busy, prosperous borough, and reduced it to a cluster of lodging-houses. It found it among the first of English municipalities, and it so utterly crushed its freedom that the recovery of some of the commonest rights of self-government has only been brought about by recent legislation." (John Richard Greene, 19th c. historian).

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Dragon School
1877
Oxford University
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
Ashmolean Museum
1643

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Heather Angel
Actor
9-Feb-1909 13-Dec-1986 Lifeboat
Lennox Berkeley
Composer
12-May-1903 26-Dec-1989 Stabat Mater
Sir William Davenant
Poet
1606 7-Apr-1668 Gondibert
Orlando Gibbons
Composer
1583 5-Jun-1625 Late Tudor composer and organist
Colin Greenwood
Bassist
26-Jun-1969   Bassist for Radiohead
Jonny Greenwood
Guitarist
5-Nov-1971   Guitarist for Radiohead
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Tom Hollander
Actor
25-Aug-1967   Gosford Park
P. D. James
Novelist
3-Aug-1920   Adam Dalgliesh series, etc.
Theo James
Actor
16-Dec-1984   Jed Harper on Bedlam
Toby Jones
Actor
7-Sep-1967   Voice of Dobby the Elf
John C. Kendrew
Chemist
24-Mar-1917 23-Aug-1997 Determined structure of myoglobin
Hugh Laurie
Actor
11-Jun-1959   Jeeves and Wooster, House
Mark Lester
Actor
11-Jul-1958   Oliver!
Miriam Margolyes
Actor
18-May-1941   The Age of Innocence
Ed O'Brien
Guitarist
15-Apr-1968   Guitar, shaky things for Radiohead
"Legs" Larry Smith
Musician
18-Jan-1944   Hello Sausage
E. P. Thompson
Historian
3-Feb-1924 28-Aug-1993 The Making of the English Working Class
Anthony à Wood
Historian
17-Dec-1632 29-Nov-1695 Oxford historian

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Bacon
Philosopher
c. 1220 1292 Doctor Mirabilis
John Bainbridge
Astronomer
1582 3-Nov-1643 Description of the late Comet
William Beveridge
Economist
5-Mar-1879 16-Mar-1963 Social Insurance and Allied Services
Robert Bridges
Poet
23-Oct-1844 21-Apr-1930 Prometheus the Firegiver
Robert Burton
Author
8-Feb-1577 25-Jan-1640 The Anatomy of Melancholy
Joyce Cary
Novelist
6-Dec-1888 29-Mar-1957 The Horse's Mouth
Anthony Crosland
Politician
29-Aug-1918 19-Feb-1977 UK Foreign Secretary, 1976-77
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Francis Edgeworth
Mathematician
8-Feb-1845 13-Feb-1926 Pure Theory of Taxation
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Charles Elton
Scientist
29-Mar-1900 1-May-1991 Animal Ecology
Edward Evans-Pritchard
Anthropologist
21-Sep-1902 11-Sep-1973 Theories of Primitive Religion
Thomas Gaisford
Scholar
22-Dec-1779 2-Jun-1855 English classical scholar
T. H. Green
Philosopher
7-Apr-1836 26-Mar-1882 Prolegomena to Ethics
John Scott Haldane
Doctor
3-May-1860 14-Mar-1936 Breathing regulated by CO2
Michael Hordern
Actor
3-Oct-1911 2-May-1995 The Slipper and the Rose
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Patrick Lichfield
Photographer
25-Apr-1939 11-Nov-2005 Prominent British photographer
Garrett Mattingly
Historian
6-May-1900 18-Dec-1962 Renaissance Diplomacy
Iris Murdoch
Novelist
15-Jul-1919 8-Feb-1999 The Sea, the Sea
Otto Neurath
Sociologist
10-Dec-1882 22-Dec-1945 Vienna Circle positivist
Walter Pater
Critic
4-Aug-1839 30-Jul-1894 Marius the Epicurean
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Barbara Pym
Novelist
2-Jun-1913 11-Jan-1980 Some Tame Gazelle
Abdus Salam
Physicist
29-Jan-1926 21-Nov-1996 Electroweak Theory
Moira Shearer
Dancer
17-Jan-1926 31-Jan-2006 The Red Shoes
Nikolaas Tinbergen
Zoologist
15-Apr-1907 21-Dec-1988 Grand Master of Ethology
John Wallis
Mathematician
23-Nov-1616 28-Oct-1703 Arithmetica Infinitorum
Thomas Warton
Poet
9-Jan-1728 21-May-1790 English Poet Laureate, 1785-90
Anthony à Wood
Historian
17-Dec-1632 29-Nov-1695 Oxford historian
John Zachary Young
Zoologist
18-Mar-1907 4-Jul-1997 British zoological neurologist



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