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The Netherlands, William Carstares, and the Reform of Edinburgh University, 1690–17151

Esther Mijers

in History of Universities: Volume XXV/2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199694044
eISBN:
9780191804861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199694044.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter notes that the University of Edinburgh was one of the greatest academic institutions of the 18th century. Many of its professors were famous people of the European Enlightenment, and ... More


Jean Grier and Mary Bownes, <i>Private Giving, Public Good: The Impact of Philanthropy at the University of Edinburgh</i> (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), vi+218pp. ISBN: 9780748699575

Robert Anderson

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Private Giving, Public Good: The Impact of Philanthropy at the University of Edinburgh (2014), by Jean Grier and Mary Bownes. The book offers an account of ‘private ... More


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