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By Robert Anderson

This e-book is either a concise historical past of British universities and their position in society over 8 centuries, and a penetrating research of present college difficulties and regulations as noticeable within the gentle of that historical past. It explains how the trendy college procedure has constructed because the Victorian period, and offers unique consciousness to alterations in coverage because the moment international struggle, together with the consequences of the Robbins document, the increase and fall of the binary approach, the effect of the Thatcher period, and the monetary crises that have beset universities in recent times. a last bankruptcy at the previous and the current indicates the ongoing relevance of the beliefs inherited from the earlier, and makes a huge contribution to present controversies by means of deciding on a distinctively British college version and discussing the historic courting of nation and market.

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