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ERIC Number: EJ810109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0026-4695
Degrees of Influence: The Politics of Honorary Degrees in the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, 1900-2000
Heffernan, Michael; Jons, Heike
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v45 n4 p389-416 Dec 2007
The universities of Oxford and Cambridge had developed different attitudes towards the award of honorary degrees through the early and middle decades of the twentieth century. Recently, both have adopted a similar cautious and apolitical stance. This essay describes the role of honorary degrees in the production and reproduction of their cultural and intellectual authority of these two ancient universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)