- Title Pages
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Illustrations
- 1 New Universities for a New Century
- 2 The People and Places of the University of London
- 3 Experiments in Ireland and England
- 4 Building the Mid-Victorian University
- 5 The Making of a Modern University
- 6 Life in a Modern University
- 7 Redbrick Attacked
- 8 Redbrick Inhabited
- 9 The Expansion of Redbrick
- 10 Buildings and Battles
- 11 Reshaping Higher Education
- 12 Students and Staff
- 13 Towards a New Architecture?
- 14 Epilogue
- Bibliography of works cited
- (p.20) (p.21) Prologue
- Oxford University Press
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.
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