Journals Higher Education



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Published: 15 January 2015

416 Pages | 50 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198716129

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A social and architectural history of Britain's civic universities

William Whyte

  • The first history of the civic universities for 50 years
  • Draws on a uniquely broad range of sources - many of them previously ignored
  • Offers a new approach to the history of higher education, providing the richest possible account of university life by incoporating the study of the social and architectural aspects of education
  • Provides the first ever examination of the architecture of Britain's urban universities
  • Gives an insight into the relationship between class and education, and between the universities and the state