I have greatly admired and appreciated the UK’s Christianity and missionary work even though I haven’t been able to visit and spend sufficient time in the country. I am so glad to be heading to Oxford in a few weeks. There is no better introduction to the City than Paul Sullivan’s Secret History of Oxford. The book explores the hidden details behind one of the world’s most prestigious universities. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in uncovering the untold stories of this iconic institution.
The Origins of Oxford
The author traces roots back to the 12th century and skillfully weaves together excellent accounts of history, personal anecdotes, and extensive research to paint a vivid picture of the City’s early days.
The most ambitious investigators have pinned their hopes on prehistory. Three generations after the fall of Troy in 1200 BC, Brutus, a descendent of King Priam of Troy, founded Britain. His three brothers did equally well, establishing proto-versions of France, Germany, and Rome.
From establishing its colleges to the rise of influential figures, readers understand how Oxford evolved into the renowned institution it is today.
This fantastic beauty sprang from so many scandals.
Sullivan reveals the darker side of Oxford’s history, unearthing tales of scandal and controversy. From academic fraud to espionage, he uncovers shocking incidents that have rocked the university. Sullivan’s meticulous research and attention to detail bring these stories to life, leaving readers fascinated and disturbed by the secrets buried within Oxford’s walls. With his engaging storytelling and thorough research, Sullivan offers readers a glimpse into incredible details shaping Oxford’s history. In addition to the scandals, Sullivan delves into the lesser-known aspects of Oxford’s history.
Development and development
Looking at the magnificent development in Oxford with such a rich history, I was quickly reminded of the great leaders who have been educated here and contributed to this great civilization. In another video by Rosie Crawford, she mentioned thirteen prime ministers had been educated at Christ Church College in Oxford, proof of the City’s great growth.
The City and College show a great heritage of faith and Christian for many years which has probably facilitated the growth and development. “There are forty-four colleges permanent private halls in the University of Oxford.”
He uncovers the contributions of women and minorities, shedding light on their struggles for recognition and equality within the university. Through their stories, Sullivan highlights the ongoing efforts to make Oxford more inclusive and diverse. At the top of the Google search, I was greeted by Sacred, a testament to a continuous effort to make the college and city a more inclusive and diverse community.
SACRED – Safe, Inclusive, Evangelical – meets once a month. It aims to provide a safe worship space, evangelical in style and inclusive of those who are LGBTQI+. This service aims to provide a spiritual home, hope and healing, for those looking for vibrant and inclusive worship and spirituality. All are welcome; please pray for this initiative and those involved.
One of the benefits of the Western Civilization is the ability to live peacefully regardless of disagreements. The LGBTQ+ has been a challenge to some of the African Leaders for several years.
Leaders in Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, and Tanzania have, in recent years, initiated vocal attacks against LGBT people. One way of looking at this is to recognize a pattern of stoking moral panics to detract attention from pressing social and economic problems and to defect political opposition. It is also true that it is a measure of the success of activists on the continent, who have increased visibility and raised awareness about LGBT issues. In this respect, the scale of opposition is also a testament to the resilience and tenacity of a growing social movement throughout Africa.
 Paul Sullivan, The Secret History Of Oxford (New York: The History Press, 2013).
 Sullivan, The Secret History Of Oxford.