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Education and Careers

Geoffrey Cantor

in Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity and the Sciences in Britain, 1650-1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276684
eISBN:
9780191603389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276684.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Quakers founded their own schools to ensure that their children learned Quaker values and would not be contaminated by, say, Anglican principles. Science played a significant role in Quaker ... More


Huxley and the Devonshire Commission

Bernard Lightman

in Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226109503
eISBN:
9780226109640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109640.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Devonshire Commission was created to evaluate the state of science, and to determine whether or not it should become a national priority. It met from 14 June 1870, until 12 May 1874. This ... More


A Boy’s Will

Virginia F. Smith

in A Scientific Companion to Robert Frost

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781942954484
eISBN:
9781786945099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781942954484.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter describes the scientific and natural allusions in Frost’s first collection, A Boy’s Will, which was published in 1913. The language and imagery in this collection are based on Frost’s ... More


An Invitation to a Thought Experiment: Quality, Diversity, and the Epistemics of University

Shiv Visvanathan

in The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199480654
eISBN:
9780199090945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480654.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter is an attempt to look at the question of quality within a wider vision of diversity and democracy. It is an effort to show how epistemological approaches to knowledge and democracy help ... More


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