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Mr Hopkins' men : Cambridge reform and British mathematics in the 19th century

Author: Alex D D Craik
Publisher: London : Springer, 2007.
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Drawing on accounts of life at Cambridge, this book provides readers a glimpse inside its colleges, and charts the evolution of the curriculum and the slow, often reluctant, reforms that led to Cambridge's dominance of British higher education.
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Biography
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Craik, Alex D.D.
Mr Hopkins' men.
London : Springer, 2007
(DLC) 2006940325
(OCoLC)122284767
Named Person: William Hopkins; William Hopkins
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alex D D Craik
ISBN: 9781846287916 184628791X 9781846287909 1846287901
OCLC Number: 288625395
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 405 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introducing Hopkins and His Wranglers; The Student Experience, 1820-1860; Cambridge University in Context; Teaching at Cambridge; William Hopkins; Hopkins' Top Wranglers, 1829-1854; The "Cambridge Stamp"; Wranglers at Home: Four Biographies; Universities and Colleges; Wranglers Abroad: Churchmen and Educators in the Colonies; The Growth of a Research Community; Achievements in the Mathematical Sciences; Postscript.
Responsibility: A.D.D. Craik.
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