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Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses

Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses

by Noel Annan


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ISBN-13: 9780226021089
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 07/26/2001
Edition description: 1
Pages: 357
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Noel Annan (1916-2000) was elected provost of King's College, Cambridge, at age thirty-nine and went on to become the first full-time vice-chancellor of the University of London. He is perhaps best known for his book Our Age and for his often-quoted article "The Intellectual Aristocracy," reprinted here.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
I. The Dons Create an Intellectual Aristocracy
II. The Genesis of the Modern Don—William Buckland
III. The Charismatic Don—John Henry Newman
IV. Benjamin Jowett and the Balliol Tradition
V. The Don as Scholar—Frederic Maitland
VI. The Pastoral Don—The Ethos of King's
VII. The Trinity Scientists—J.J. and Rutherford
VIII. The Don as Wit—Maurice Bowra
IX. The Don as Performer—George Rylands
X. The Don as Dilettante—John Sparrow
XI. The Don as Magus—Isaiah Berlin
XII. Women Dons in Cambridge
XIII. The Don as Administrator
XIV. "Down with Dons"
Annexe: The Intellectual Aristocracy

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