Tertiary Education and Management

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 47–63 | Cite as

Understanding Collegiality: The Changing Oxbridge Model

  • Ted Tapper
  • David Palfreyman


With particular reference to theUniversities of Oxford and Cambridge, thispaper analyses interpretations of thecollegiate tradition. It examines pastinterpretations of the tradition, the pressuresthat have led to its reformulation and assessesthe likelihood of its survival in the future. The paper assumes that both academic demos andintellectual collegiality should be centralcharacteristics of any institution that intendsto call itself a university.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ted Tapper
    • 1
  • David Palfreyman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of English and American Studies, Arts BuildingUniversity of SussexFalmer, BrightonUK

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