Browning, Oscar, 1837 - 1923 (historian and educational reformer)
Dates and places
1837-1923; Born Langley, Bucks. 1837; School Eton; admitted at King's College, 1856; matriculated 1856; B.A. 1859; M.A. 1863; Fellow of King's College from 1859; assistant master at Eton, 1860-75; University work in Cambridge, 1875-1909; Senior Proctor, 1881-2; Secretary of the Teachers' Training Syndicate, 1878-1909; cofounder of the Cambridge University Day Training College and first Principal, 1891-1909; founder of the Political Society, 1876 and the Eighty Club, 1878; settled in Bexhill 1909; lived latterly in Rome where died.
Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Legal status / Nationality
Sphere of activity
History, teacher training
Known as 'The OB'
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Archives of the Department of Education, its predecessor, successor and allied bodies, 1870 - 2003
Assorted letters received, in the main, by Oscar Browning, 1878 - 1898
Cover, chiefly, enquiries about lectures and courses of study, syllabi, enrolment and certification.
Assorted papers relating, among other things, to examinations, Oscar Browning's resignation, 1909 and the vote on the admission of women to the University, 1919, 1909 - 1920
Folder numbered III.
Cartoon of Oscar Browning, King's College, aged 51, 1888-11-24
Letter and list relating to certified teachers, 1908
Letter from Oscar Browning, as Secretary to the Teachers' Training Syndicate, to Vice-Chancellor notifying him of appointment of lecturers, etc., 1879-05-09
The correspondence includes items inherited by Power from his predecessors and added by Vice-Chancellors Cookson (1848, 1863-4, 1872-3), Porter (1881-4) and, perhaps, others.
Lists of named book collections donated to the Library, including by F.W. Maitland, 1907, Cambridge University Press, 1909, and Oscar Browning 1910; with related correspondence, 1870 - 1978
Cover material donated, purchased, exchanged and sold.
Papers relating to Oscar Browning, 1898 - 1923
Comprise: correspondence relating to the establishment of the Day Training College; printed addresses by him; obituaries.
Photograph of Oscar Browning, Fellow of King's College, University Lecturer in History, 1911-02-18
These portraits are chiefly reproductions of photographs, but also photographs of oil paintings and statues. They were published as supplements to the periodical The Gownsman. This is an incomplete series.