Local Honours: Two Doctorates in Civil Law were conferred last week, by the University of Oxford; the one was upon Sir Frederick Pollock, the other upon Dr. Josiah Oldfield, of Harley Street, London. Dr. Oldfield was for two years assistant master at Chipping Campden Grammar School, under the headmastership of the late Rev. Joseph Foster, and he started there for the first time a school magazine under the title of ‘The Campdonian.’
Dr. Oldfield took honours at Oxford in theology & law, and was called to the Bar. He later studied medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and eventually became senior physician to the hospital of St. Francis, London. The dissertation which he presented for his doctorate in law has just been published by Bell & Sons under the title of ‘The Penalty of Death.’ Dr. Oldfield attributed his capacity for hard work to his vegetarianism, of which, like Bernard Shaw, he is an ardent apostle.