How a Paris brain drain ban boosted Oxford Uni

A ban on British scholars going to study in Paris helped shape the history of Oxford University.

During the Middle Ages, many of the best students from Britain went to study at the University of Paris, until Henry II instigated the ban in 1167.

“It would be an exaggeration to say that Oxford took off because of this incident, but it was certainly ...

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