On Tue 27 Mar 2012, Kake <kake(a)earth.li> wrote:
I've just run a script to import some OxPoints
data into the Oxford
Guide (thanks go to Janet for providing the data in handy CSV form).
This covers all the colleges in OxPoints, which I believe is all the
colleges which form part of the university.
The question of what forms "part of the university" is an interesting
one (and one that gets argued about quite a lot!)...
"""Thirty-eight Colleges, though independent and self-governing, form
a core element of the University, to which they are related in a
federal system, not unlike the United States.
Each college is granted a charter approved by the Privy Council, under
which it is governed by a Head of House and a Governing Body comprising
of a number of Fellows, most of whom also hold University posts.
There are also six Permanent Private Halls, which were founded by
different Christian denominations, and still retain their religious
Thirty colleges and all six halls admit students for both undergraduate
and graduate degrees. Six other colleges are for graduates only. In
addition, All Souls College has Fellows only and Kellogg College
supports the lifelong learning work of the University for adult,
part-time, and professional development students."""
Not that that answers the question really. Do you want to include PPHs,
though? (I can get their info too if necessary.)
In some cases, the data import simply added a few bits
data, e.g. geodata, summary, Wikipedia link, etc.
I wonder if we could get the photos from Wikipedia as well? Or would
that be silly?
I copied the existing practice of adding the following
each: Colleges, Education, The University. I also added locales in
the cases where the name of the road the college is on was already
defined as a locale in the guide. I didn't add locales such as
"Central" because I'm not sure what counts as central.
No, the more I look at "Central" the more I'm not really sure how
useful it is. :-} Is it worth trying to come up with a definition of
it? Or would we be better ditching it altogether?