Prof Whyte’s Reading List

From "Heaven might be something like North Oxford"

28 February 2019

Professor William Whyte has provided this reading list following his talk “Heaven might be something like North Oxford” on 20th February 2019. The books he mentioned at the start were:

  • Barbara Pym; “Crampton Hodnet” (1986)
  • John Betjeman; “Summoned By Bells” (1960) – and the poem “Oxford: sudden illness at a bus-stop”, which can be found in his Collected Poems
  • John le Carre; “Tinker, tailor, Soldier Spy” (particularly the BBC production of 1979)

The other publications he recommends are:

  • Jane Garnett and Gervase Rosser; “Park Town: Oxford’s garden suburb” (2013)
  • Tanis Hinchliffe; “North Oxford” (1992)
  • Ann Spokes Symonds; “The Changing Faces of North Oxford; Books I & II” (1997-8)
  • William Whyte; “Lost Causeways: Oxford, experts, and the motor age” in Wm. Roger Louis, ed., Resplendent Adventures with Britannia (2015)
  • Liz Woolley; “How the railway changed Oxford” Oxfordshire Local History, Vol 9, no 4, Spring 2014