What I hope to achieve in the following analysis is a cogent illustration of
the peace debate throughout the University of Oxford in the 1930s. The
expressions of animosity and ideological dissension in local papers acknowledged
the period’s many concerns, namely the possibility of a second world war and the
hardship of economic downturn, but also prescribed what was by many thought
its only cure—pacifism. The following analysis will, if at all successful, address
these issues while also producing a faithful likeness of Oxford in the twentieth century.