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Universities in the Age of Reform, 1800–1870

Durham, London and King’s College

Authors: Andrews, Matthew

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  • Examines the development of three institutions during the crucial period of 1800-1870 in English higher education
  • Offers a new and comprehensive account of the foundation and early decades of Durham University
  • Utilises a comparative approach to challenge existing narratives about the development of higher education in the nineteenth century 
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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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Matthew Andrews is University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Gloucestershire, UK.

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“Andrews’ book is valuable for drawing attention to these wider trends, and has some interesting pieces of information as well as useful graphs of student enrolments. … The book is aimed more at specialists in university history and the broader history of Victorian culture, and they will appreciate its scholarly contribution to understanding a still neglected period.” (Robert Anderson, History of Education, Vol. 48 (6), 2019)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Universities in the Age of Reform, 1800–1870
Book Subtitle
Durham, London and King’s College
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76726-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76726-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76725-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09566-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 296
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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