Universities in the Age of Reform, 1800-1870

Durham, London and King's College
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen im Juli 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • X, 296 Seiten
978-3-319-76725-3 (ISBN)
 
This book considers a crucial moment in the development of English higher education, and also provides a new and comprehensive history of the early decades of Durham University. During the Age of Reform innovative ideas about the role and purpose of a university were moving at an unprecedented pace. Proposals for new institutions in all parts of the country were developing quickly and resulted in the foundation of Durham University, London University (later re-styled University College, London), and King's College, London. While normally overshadowed by the London institutions, this book demonstrates not only that Durham attempted to produce a far broader institution than any historian has given its founders credit for, but that a remarkable attempt at a third-way in English higher education has been neglected. Matthew Andrews therefore not only provides the first fully researched account of this important national institution since 1932, but also carefully situates Durham in its contemporary context, and alongside the two other most prominent emerging institutions of that time.
1st ed. 2018
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 13 farbige Tabellen, 13 farbige Abbildungen
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  • 20 farbige Abbildungen, Bibliographie
  • Höhe: 216 mm
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  • Breite: 151 mm
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  • Dicke: 25 mm
  • 532 gr
978-3-319-76725-3 (9783319767253)
3319767259 (3319767259)
10.1007/978-3-319-76726-0
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Matthew Andrews is University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.
Introduction: The Age of Reform.- Bold Endeavours: London University, its Imitators and Critics.-The idea of Durham University.- Establishing the New Universities.- Recruitment of Academic Staff.- What to Teach.- Higher Education in Newcastle.- Growth and Decline.- Appendices.- Index.


This book considers a crucial moment in the development of English higher education, and also provides a new and comprehensive history of the early decades of Durham University. During the Age of Reform innovative ideas about the role and purpose of a university were moving at an unprecedented pace. Proposals for new institutions in all parts of the country were developing quickly and resulted in the foundation of Durham University, London University (later re-styled University College, London), and King's College, London. While normally overshadowed by the London institutions, this book demonstrates not only that Durham attempted to produce a far broader institution than any historian has given its founders credit for, but that a remarkable attempt at a third-way in English higher education has been neglected. Matthew Andrews therefore not only provides the first fully researched account of this important national institution since 1932, but also carefully situates Durham in its contemporary context, and alongside the two other most prominent emerging institutions of that time.

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