Generational conflict and university reform : Oxford in the age of revolution
- Ellis, Heather.
- Leiden, NL ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
- Physical description
- viii, 257 p. ; 25 cm.
History of science and medicine library v. 31.
History of science and medicine library. Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 8.
LF518 .E55 2012
- Unknown LF518 .E55 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -249) and index.
- Introduction: Generational Conflict and University Reform 1. Riot, Revolution and 'Reform' in the Colleges, 1714-1789 The 'New Independent Student' and Meritocratic Reform at Cambridge Riots at Oxford and the Threat of a Royal Visitation Reaction at Oxford and 'Reform' of the Syllabus Religious Dissent and the Impact of the American Revolution 2. 'Adapted to the Present Times'? The New Examination Statute of 1800 The Impact of the French Revolution The New Examination System: The Statutes of 1800, 1807 and 1808 The Reception of the New System The Spectre of Junior Rebellion The University's Response to its Critics 3. The Emergence of a Junior Reform Programme, 1807-1823 Growing Undergraduate Resentment, 1807-1816 The Beginnings of Junior Participation in the Reform Debate, 1817-1818 After the "Oxford Spy": Student Journalism and Generational Revolt 4. Noetics, Tractarians and the Peak of Junior Influence, 1824-1836 The Statute of 1824: The Beginnings of a Conservative Consensus The Emergence of A Noetic Reform Programme Back to School: The Failure of Noetic Reform and the Rise of Tractarianism 5. Defensive Modernization: The Tractarian Threat and the Royal Commission of 1850 "A Dangerous and Successful Conspiracy" Reform within Oxford The Royal Commission of 1850 Reactions to the Commissioners' Report Conclusion Works cited Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This book offers a fresh interpretation of a series of ground-breaking reforms introduced at the University of Oxford in the first half of the nineteenth century. Innovations such as competitive examination, a uniform syllabus and a broad range of degree subjects are often seen as products of the reforming zeal of early nineteenth-century Britain. By contrast, this book argues that many such developments are more accurately understood as attempts by senior university members and government officials to respond to the challenge posed by a new generation of confident, politically-aware students influenced by the ideas of the American and French Revolutions. As such it highlights the importance of generational conflict as a factor influencing the nature and course of university reform.
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- Publication date
- by Heather Ellis.
- History of science and medicine library ; v. 31
- Scientific and learned cultures and their institutions ; v. 8
- 9789004225527 (cloth)
- 9004225528 (cloth)