Tuesday, September 7, 2010
...OX-ford and International...!
Faculty of Theology
Oxford's Theology Faculty is the largest in the country and it is home to many scholars of international distinction. In the past year, as often before, it has topped the rankings in both the Times and Guardian university guides. While maintaining and developing its long-term strengths in biblical studies, church history and Christian doctrine, the Faculty has in recent years broadened its range to embrace the Study of Religion and work in the major religious traditions of the world, studied in the light of the human sciences.
There are some 340 students on different undergraduate courses and about 190 graduates undertaking both taught and research degrees. The core team of University Professors and Lecturers is 23-strong, and this is complemented by a wide-ranging Faculty membership of high quality. These include College lecturers, junior research fellows, and staff members at the Permanent Private Halls.
Faculty of Earth Sciences
The Earth Sciences are the focus of scientific understanding about this and other planets, embracing an enormous range of topics, including the evolution of the solar system, the earth, and life, the nature of planetary interiors, the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, earth-surface processes and the origin and behaviour of oceans and atmosphere. The emphasis of both our teaching and research is on understanding the fundamental principles of geological processes. Theory, measurements, experiments, and observation of natural processes are all essential elements in the Earth Sciences, and students with a strong background in all aspects of the physical sciences are encouraged to join the Department.
Oxford is one of the leading centres of geological research in the UK, with a score of 3.2 in the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) research assessment exercise.
...the only modern "specific" studies of a particular religion as a University Academy is going to be only a thematic, if it can be considered worthy of such status, when confronted with "pure logic" and "reality" and what is a farce childish story !
...IN THE NEW PURE LOGIC WORLD, CULTURE SOCIALS AND RELIGIONS WILL BE STUDIES SOLELY AS HISTORY...!