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Conclusion

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0021
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

Returning to Keele, and to the troubles it faced in the 1960s and 1970s, this short conclusion sums up section five. It notes the barrage of criticism faced by the civic universities more generally ... More


Conclusion

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0026
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

This short conclusion sums up section six, arguing that the years between 1974 and 1997 witnessed a revolution in British higher education every bit as a radical as contemporaries believed. Yet, ... More


Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

William Whyte

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

In the last two centuries Britain has experienced a revolution in higher education, with the number of students rising from a few hundred to several million. Yet the institutions that drove – and ... More


Life in a Modern University

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

This chapter explores the lifestyles of those who inhabited the ever-growing community of civic universities. It discusses the attempts of students and staff to create new traditions, looking ... More


Prologue

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0018
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

Using Keele University as a test case, this section explores the state-sponsored growth of higher education in the three decades after the Second World War. In particular, it argues that both ... More


Introduction

William Whyte

in Redbrick: A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198716129
eISBN:
9780191784330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History, Social History

The civic universities have been ignored by most historians, who see Oxbridge as the pre-dominant inspiration for higher education in Britain. This book, by contrast, will highlight the central ... More


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