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The dons : mentors, eccentrics, and geniuses

The dons : mentors, eccentrics, and geniuses

Author: Noel Gilroy Annan Annan, Baron
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
"For two hundred years Oxford and Cambridge Universities were home to some of Britain's greatest teachers and intellects, each forming the minds of the passing generations of students and influencing the thinking and practice of university learning throughout the country and the world." -- August 25, 2020.

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noel Gilroy Annan Annan, Baron
ISBN: 0226021076 9780226021072 0226021084 9780226021089
OCLC Number: 80347577
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 357 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: I. The Dons Create an Intellectual Aristocracy --
II. The Genesis of the Modern Don --
William Buckland --
III. The Charismatic Don --
John Henry Newman --
IV. Benjamin Jowett and the Balliol Tradition --
V. The Don as Scholar --
Frederic Maitland --
VI. The Pastoral Don --
The Ethos of King's --
VII. The Trinity Scientists --
J. J. and Rutherford --
VIII. The Don as Wit --
Maurice Bowra --
IX. The Don as Performer --
George Rylands --
X. The Don as Dilettante --
John Sparrow --
XI. The Don as Magus --
Isaiah Berlin --
XII. Women Dons in Cambridge --
XIII. The Don as Administrator --
XIV. 'Down with Dons' --
Annexe. The Intellectual Aristocracy.
Responsibility: Noel Annan.


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