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William Whyte

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198716129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716129.001.0001

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(p.20) (p.21) Prologue

William Whyte

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The late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw a huge number of proposals for new universities. Taking the example of King’s College, Nova Scotia, as a test case, this section explores the complex motivations for founding such institutions and highlights the early interest of the state in universities. It also stresses the problems faced by King’s College and its imitators, not least of which was the very low demand for student places.

Keywords:   King’s College, Windsor, Nova Scotia, William Pitt, Charles Inglis

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