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European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914$
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R. D. Anderson

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.001.0001

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Mission to the People?

Mission to the People?

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(p.287) 19 Mission to the People?
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European Universities from the Enlightenment to 1914
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R. D. Anderson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206606.003.0019

Universities were elite organizations, but as democracy advanced there were movements to bring them closer to the ‘people’. The British model of university ‘extension’ through lectures for the general public was widely influential, and led to the ‘popular universities’ movement in France, Spain, and Italy, at its height in the 1900s.

Keywords:   university extension, popular universities movement, France, Spain, Italy

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