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Casper Sylvest

was essentially directed by practitioners. Thus, prevailing ideas about ‘liberal education’ and the English common law were mainly responsible for there being no legal education ‘worthy of its name’, as the Select Committee on Legal Education of 1846 phrased it.20 Nevertheless, follow­ing much debate on the question, legal education was increasingly structured along Continental lines, and law acquired a relatively safe haven in the newly revived universities, even if its status as a separate academic subject remained precarious. As part of this process, the subject

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
Botany and the feminine
Sam George

general acquaintance with the uses of the most common philosophical instruments is not only ornamental, but also a very useful accomplishment, and should form part of every liberal education. (Wakefield, Mental Improvement, II, pp. 172–3. 79 Rousseau introduces Emile to Sophy, who is to be his

in Botany, sexuality and women’s writing 1760–1830
Robin Wilson

, inconceivable as it might seem now, a Unionist Party proposal, from the liberal Education Minister, Basil McIvor, to begin integrating education in Northern Ireland was endorsed by the SDLP ( ibid. : 45–6). Bloomfield said of Faulkner and his SDLP partner, Gerry Fitt: ‘Yes, they got on amazingly well.’ 81 While accepting there was a ‘personality conflict’ between Roy Bradford (UUP) and Paddy

in The Northern Ireland experience of conflict and agreement
John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

sermon and were nudged by more attentive neighbours. He moved on to the station at ‘Tchumie’, where he found the scenery ‘beautiful and romantic’, the mission’s village lying in an amphitheatre, though suffering from poor soil and pasturage. Mr T. (presumably Thomson) lived in a neat cottage, furnished with much taste, and Moodie found him to be a person of ‘liberal education

in The Scots in South Africa
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Dante studies in Victorian Britain
Federica Coluzzi

educationally privileged to live amongst the urban poor … a practical means of meeting some of the difficulties arising from the misunderstanding of class by class’ (Rose, 1990: 138–9). Second, the Victorian University was itself a confederate institution established in 1880 and united the original Owen’s College (1851) with the universities of Leeds and Liverpool. Like the city, its university was a major and strenuous promoter of liberal

in Dante beyond influence
Manchester and the Basque children of 1937
Bill Williams

children who began to arrive on the Kindertransport, just as most of the Basques were departing, in December 1938.226 This was as much a matter of education as of numbers. Whereas most of the Kindertransport children were drawn from aspiring middle-class professional and commercial families in which their liberal education had been a priority, the Basque children were chiefly members of working-class families which had lacked both the resources and the cultural horizons to foster their children’s educational 127 ‘Jews and other foreigners’ ambitions. Unlike the kinder

in ‘Jews and other foreigners’
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D. A. J. MacPherson

. Weir became Worthy Mistress of the local Maple Leaf LOBA and, according to her obituary, did good work for Orange causes, raising money for the orphanage at Indian Head and speaking proudly of her loyalty to the British Crown and her Irish Protestant heritage: 178 WOMEN AND THE ORANGE ORDER With the proud strain of the ‘Dalardic chiefs of Ulster in her veins,’ a liberal education, and a clear foresight, she did much to cement loyalty in Canada to the British Crown. She was ever ready to help a good cause, more especially if it was in support of Protestantism

in Women and the Orange Order
Joanna de Groot

with differentiation on the basis of history or customs and assumptions about racial hierarchy which had long been taken for granted. The overlaps, inconsistencies and differentiations between ‘race’ and ‘nation’ established during the nineteenth century continued to influence twentieth-century history writing. The historical work of James Bryce (1838–1922), a successful campaigning liberal education reformer and internationalist, MP and government minister, as well as academic lawyer and historian, illustrates these influences at the start of the period. His

in Empire and history writing in Britain c.1750–2012
Casper Sylvest

Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries’, History of Historiography, 3 (1983), 3–27; Rosemary Jann, ‘From amateur to professional: the case of the Oxbridge historians’, Journal of British Studies, 22 (1983), 122–47; John Kenyon, The History Men (London, 1983), pp. 183–99; Phillippa Levine, The Amateur and the Professional (Cambridge, 1986); Peter R. H. Slee, Learning and a Liberal Education (Manchester, 1986). 6 Peter Mandler, History and National Life (London, 2002), p. 45. On the wider functions of history in politics and culture, see Olive

in British liberal internationalism, 1880–1930
Johan Östling

bürgerlichen Welt. Universität in den gesellschaftlichen Reformdiskursen der westlichen Besatzungszonen (1945–1949)’, in H-Soz-Kult, rezbuecher-21761 (11 March 2014) (accessed 15 February 2016). 28  Peter Uwe Hohendahl, ‘Humboldt Revisited: Liberal Education, University Reform, and the Opposition to the Neoliberal University’, New German Critique, 38:2 (2011), 161; Corine Defrance, ‘Die Westalliierten als Hochschulreformatoren (1945–1949): Ein Vergleich’, in Zwischen Idee und Zweckorientierung: Vorbilder und Motive von

in Humboldt and the modern German university