ERIC Number: ED187205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Foundations of English "Redbrick": Who Contributed, Who Attended, and Why. ASHE Annual Meeting 1980 Paper.
Jones, David R.
The foundation and development between 1850 and 1900 of English "redbrick" colleges, also referred to as civic universities, are considered. Colleges were successfully established in Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, and other cities. The history of these colleges is considered in order to provide tentative conclusions about the origins of civic universities. The civic universities are thought to be the outcome of a well-developed provincial culture created largely by a newly risen middle class. Mercantile and commercial wealth combined with social, cultural, and economic interests to create a way of life and thought distinctly different from that of an older elite tied to the land, the past, and London. Its intellectual and educational aspects incorporated both the persons and the studies of the ancient universities and the traditional classical-liberal culture. The new curricula of the civic colleges, and much of their attitudes toward research, scholarship, clientele, and purpose were accepted by all twentieth century universities. (SW)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Inst. for Social and Policy Studies.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting 1980; England; Wales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 4-5, 1980).