The vision of a university in the British tradition: reflecting on the Universities Tests Act 1871: what have we developed and what are we losing?

Batorowicz, Krzysztof (2012) The vision of a university in the British tradition: reflecting on the Universities Tests Act 1871: what have we developed and what are we losing? In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 July 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Abstract

This paper intends to assess the Universities Tests Act 1871 in the British history of universities and the nation. It is not an historical analysis; it is rather a reflection on the Act seen from today's perspective. Naturally, since the year 1871, the universities have made considerable progress and it is reasonable to expect that the ideas from the Act were developed. The paper addresses two important ideas contained within the Act: (i) The notion that universities should be 'freely accessible to the nation': and (ii) The role of religion in universities and colleges (as interpreted from the legislative definition of a 'college.') Following the analysis of the two ideas above, the paper will undertake a discussion on the significance of the Act for British and other universities.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 33. © The Contributors and Editors.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 02:00
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: universities; ethos; higher education; history
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22036

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