Foreign News: The Fox Hunter

Of all the titles in England that are not bestowed by the Crown, one of the most prized for a man of distinction is that of Chancellor of Oxford. The post is almost entirely ornamental, and only twice in the last 150 years—once in 1907 and again in 1925—has there even been a public contest. And so, when the university's establishment began looking for a man to succeed the late Lord Halifax, who had been chancellor since 1933 and had won the hearts of town and gown alike by keeping a noisome gasworks out...

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