The University of Cambridge : A New History
by G. R. Evans
Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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The interwoven stories of Great Britain’s “arsity” universities have many colorful aspects in common, yet each also has elements of true distinctiveness.Thus, while the stories of Oxford and Cambridge are both characterized by bubbling city and dress rivalries, doctrinal conflicts and heretical explosions, changes in political and religious allegiance and gripping stories of individual heroism and challenge, they are also stories of difference and distinctiveness.GREvans explores the unique and remarkable contribution that Cambridge University has made to society and culture, both in Great Britain and right across the world and will later publish its history of Oxford University to complete an important new history of both universities.Spreading over 800 years of living history, packed with the incident, Evans here explores the great thinkers like John Duns Scotus – the brother of a thirteenth-century Franciscan who gave his name to his “cancres” – and celebrates the extraordinary molecular breakthroughs of Watson and Crick in the twentieth century.Moving from the radical new thinking of the platonicians of Cambridge and the brilliant scientific discoveries of Isaac Newton to the discovery of the Double Helix and the infamous “Garden House Hotel Riot” of 1970, the book is published to coincide with the University’s 800th anniversary in 1209.The first short history of the genre, it will be a precious and sustainable resource for all Cambridge/ae elders.
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