The University of London, 1858-1900: The Politics of Senate and Convocation
Boydell Press, 2004 - 478 páginas
In 1858 the University - in reality an examining board - opened its non-medical examinations to candidates irrespective of how they prepared themselves. At the same time, graduates could join the newly established Convocation, for four decades empowered to veto changes in the University's Charter, choose a quarter of the governing body the Senate, and, from 1868, elect the University's MP. This book analyses the delicate and often stressful relations of Senate and Convocation, covering the long struggle over admission of women to degrees; the contribution of the University to secondary education; the establishment of the University's seat in the House of Commons, and the subsequent elections of Members. Later chapters describe the extended campaign to change the institution into an orthodox university, and the political struggles and academic manoeuvring that attended the process. F.M.G. WILLSON has retired from an academic and administrative career in Zimbabwe, North America, London and Australia.
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the Annual Committee
The political community
The ambitions of Charles James Foster
The campaign and defeat of Elizabeth Garrett
The General Examination for Women
The consequences of Gurneys Act
The final hurdle
Things falling apart
The Selborne Commission
Confusion worse confounded
A Charter rejected
One or two universities?
Neither Albert nor Gresham
The Cowper Commission
Anxiety and division in Convocation
Choosing Robert Lowe
Liberal into Liberal Unionist
THE UNIVERSITY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
The schools lobby
Greek or Chemistry?
Inspection of schools
qualifications and registration
EXAMINING AND TEACHING THE LONG AND CROOKED ROAD TO COMPROMISE
The case for change
Convocations pursuit of power and reconstruction
One two or three universities?
Lions beaters and the fall of the Rosebery Government
The preemptive strike of Sir John Lubbock
The doubts of the Duke of Devonshire
The strength of bishops and provincials
A compromise refused
The insistence of Arthur Balfour
New era old divisions
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