Excerpt by Malcolm Graham from “Oxford and Empire: Oxford City and Empire.”
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Malcolm Graham read History at Nottingham University before obtaining an M.A. in English Local History in 1970 and a PhD from Leicester University in 1985; his thesis was on the development of Oxford’s Victorian suburbs. He has published extensively on Oxford and Oxfordshire and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1999. He came to Oxford in 1970 as the city’s first full-time local-studies librarian and took on the same role for the county in 1974. Between 1991 and 2008, he was Head of Oxfordshire Studies with Oxfordshire County Council. His books include Images of Victorian Oxford (1992), Oxfordshire at War (1994), Diverse Oxfordshire (2010) and Oxford in the Great War (2014).