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By F.M.G. Willson

In 1858 the collage - in fact an studying board - opened its non-medical examinations to applicants regardless of how they ready themselves. whilst, graduates might subscribe to the newly confirmed Convocation, for 4 many years empowered to veto alterations within the University's constitution, decide upon 1 / 4 of the governing physique the Senate, and, from 1868, choose the University's MP. This ebook analyses the fragile and infrequently tense kinfolk of Senate and Convocation, protecting the lengthy fight over admission of ladies to levels; the contribution of the collage to secondary schooling; the institution of the University's seat in the home of Commons, and the following elections of participants. Later chapters describe the prolonged crusade to alter the establishment into an orthodox college, and the political struggles and educational manoeuvring that attended the method. F.M.G. WILLSON has retired from an instructional and administrative occupation in Zimbabwe, North the USA, London and Australia.

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