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Aug. 3rd, 2011 | 10:40 am

Flicking through a book in Oxfam yesterday, I found this gem:

"Dr Martin Routh, President of Magdalen, Oxford, from 1791 to 1854, could see no reason for the installation of baths in the college since the young men were up for only eight weeks at a stretch. Dr Routh also refused to believe in the existence of railways, dismissing undergraduates who told him that they had travelled from London to Oxford in two hours as 'conspirators bent on making him take leave of his senses'".

Oh, Oxford.

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the sound of empires toppling

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from: jacinthsong
date: Aug. 3rd, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Ahaha, awesome!

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from: babyfood22
date: Aug. 4th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Brilliant! So Oxford :)

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