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Continuity and Change in the Collegiate Tradition

  • Ted TapperEmail author
  • David Palfreyman
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Part of the Higher Education Dynamics book series (HEDY, volume 34)

Abstract

Even the most cursory glance at the histories of Oxford and Cambridge reveals that, while colleges may have existed for centuries, the collegial tradition has evolved over time. Indeed, institutions that exist to fulfil important social functions have little choice but to adapt to the pace of societal change and those that fail to do so will either be marginalised or perish. The question is what impact the process of adaptation has had upon the idea of collegiality? Is it a concept that can be stretched to the point where in effect it has no intrinsic meaning? Or, does it embrace core values and practices that must be retained if it is to sustain its conceptual integrity. If so, what are those core values and practices?

Keywords

Labour Market Nineteenth Century Intellectual Capital Liberal Education Royal Commission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OtterbourneUK
  2. 2.Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, New CollegeOxfordUK

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