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Table of Contents
• Cambridge in living memory: the last hundred years
• i. Where is the University?
• ii. Running their own show
• iii. Shall we let women in?
• iv. Meeting national needs: putting Cambridge in the spotlight
• v. The First World War and the spectre of state inspection again
• vi. Between the Wars
• vii. World War II and a new world for Cambridge
• viii Student revolution and eccentric dons: the swinging sixties
• ix. The Colleges and the University rethink their relationship
• x. Could Cambridge remain in a world of its own? *xi. Cambridge discovers ‘administration’
• xii. Cambridge’s academics lose their security
• xiii. A business-facing Cambridge?
• xiv. Intellectual property rights and academic freedoms
• xv. The capsize of CAPSA
• xv. So where are we now?
• How it all began
• i. Europe invents universities
• ii. How it all began in Cambridge
• iii. Student life: the beginning of colleges
• iii. What was it like to study for a degree in medieval Cambridge?
• iv. The Dunce and the dunces: Cambridge as a backwater
• Cambridge and the Tudor Revolution
• i. Margaret Beaumont and John Fisher turn Cambridge’s fortunes round
• ii. The world as Cambridge’s oyster
• iii. Cambridge joins the ‘Renaissance’
• iv. Erasmus, Luther and a ‘Reformation’ Cambridge
• iv. The Cambridge translators
• v. Visitations: the bid for state control of Cambridge
• vi. Edward VI and Cambridge
• vii. Queen Mary and the martyrs
• viii. Queen Elizabeth, Cambridge and protestant nationhood
• Seventeenth and eighteenth century Cambridge: puritans and scientists
• i. James I and Cambridge
• ii. Hybrid vigour
• iii. The Cambridge Platonists and the redrawing of the boundaries of theology
• iv. Cambridge adjusts the relationship between God and nature
• v. Isaac Newton: a Cambridge character in close-up
• vi. Cambridge ‘networking’ on the international scene
• vii. Puritan rigour, Civil War and Restoration
• viii. John Milton and new trends in Cambridge language study
• ix. From logic to experimental science
• x. Enlightenment or marking time?
• The nineteenth century transformation
• i. Students have fun
• ii. The early nineteenth century call for reform
• iii. Scientific research becomes an academic activity with industrial outreach
• iv. Forming the academic sciences and making them intellectually respectable
• v. The ‘learned societies’ adjust their standards
• vi. 'Call him a scientist'
• vii. Must science exclude theology?
• viii. Professorships and the emergence of academic specialization
• ix. Teaching: should new ‘useful ‘ subjects replace the classics?
• x. Cambridge reconsiders its duty to society: the long legacy of Prince Albert’s Chancellorship
• xi. Applying science: Cambridge and the industrial uses of university research
• xii. Widening access
• xiii. Entrances and exits
• xiv. Cambridge graduates: good men, good citizens
• xv. Enter the Cambridge University Reporter
• Bibliography *