The Student's Guide to the University of Cambridge

The first Student's Guide to the University of Cambridge was published in 1863, and there were subsequent editions in 1866, 1874 (the version offered here), 1880, 1891 and 1893. There is no authorial name on the title page, but the initials J. R. S. on the preface to the first edition are those of S... Full description

Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Place of publication not identified : publisher not identified, 1874.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press
Edition: 3rd ed.
Series: Cambridge library collection. Cambridge.
Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511694158
Institution: University and Regional Library of Tyrol
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Summary: The first Student's Guide to the University of Cambridge was published in 1863, and there were subsequent editions in 1866, 1874 (the version offered here), 1880, 1891 and 1893. There is no authorial name on the title page, but the initials J. R. S. on the preface to the first edition are those of Sir John Robert Seeley (1834–95), the distinguished historian who became Regius Professor of Modern History in 1869. The book was 'written for the benefit not of actual students only, but of all persons who may contemplate entering the University'. It was designed to provide in advance information which the student might otherwise acquire only 'by his own experience and mistakes', and also 'the Studies and Examinations of the University', described by the appropriate professors or examiners. As well as the curriculum, the book provides fascinating details of student daily life in mid-Victorian Cambridge.
Item Description: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (504 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN: 9780511694158 (ebook)