- Title Pages
- List of Abbreviations
- List of Illustrations
- 1 New Universities for a New Century
- 2 The People and Places of the University of London
- 3 Experiments in Ireland and England
- 4 Building the Mid-Victorian University
- 5 The Making of a Modern University
- 6 Life in a Modern University
- 7 Redbrick Attacked
- 8 Redbrick Inhabited
- 9 The Expansion of Redbrick
- 10 Buildings and Battles
- 11 Reshaping Higher Education
- 12 Students and Staff
- 13 Towards a New Architecture?
- 14 Epilogue
- Bibliography of works cited
- (p.124) (p.125) Prologue
- Oxford University Press
Starting with the foundation of the University of Birmingham, this section explores the expansion of the civic universities, arguing that they were increasingly developing a distinctive culture of their own. It also suggests that these institutions were riven by tensions: between the local and the national, the academic and the civic. Both these tensions and the ambitions which drove the growth of Redbrick would continue to shape the system throughout the twentieth century.
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