The Utopian Universities: A Fifty-Year Perspective

The Utopian Universities: A Fifty-Year Perspective


23 October - 24 October    
All day


Wolfson Conference Centre, Senate House, IHR
Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

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A conference devoted to the new universities of the 1960s. Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have and are taking place in the seven universities (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, Warwick and York) themselves, our aim is to look back at this moment in the history of higher education. The conference will examine comparatively the aspirations and achievements surrounding curricular development, campus design, philanthropy, the student experience, and local participation. Additionally the conference will look back to the pioneers such as Keele, to the successors such as Stirling and Ulster, and also consider the legacy of the utopian universities in the modern world today.

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