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Hans Christian ØrstedReading Nature's Mind$
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Dan Ch. Christensen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.001.0001

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| 1794–6 | 1794–6 A University without Science

| 1794–6 | 1794–6 A University without Science

(p.25) 3 | 1794–6 A University without Science
Hans Christian Ørsted

Dan C. Christensen

Oxford University Press

The two brothers arrive in Copenhagen and enrol at the University, Hans Christian to specialize in physics and chemistry, although these disciplines were only taught as auxiliary subjects at the Faculty of Medicine, and Anders Sandøe in law. In 1794 and 1795 great fires had devastated the city of Copenhagen and part of the University. Being descendents of the founder of Elers' College the two brothers were granted free accommodation there, and diners were offered every evening by their aunt, the owner of a dye-works that hosted a number of talented Danish and Norwegian students and actors. Together these youngsters staged the plays of Holberg. The economy and structure of University are explained and so is the ongoing struggle by the sciences to gain recognition and the successful countermeasures taken by theologians and others to keep them out.

Keywords:   the city of Copenhagen, the University of Copenhagen, Elers' College, Aunt Engelke's boarding house, the absence of science at the University

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