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IHR Winter Conference: The Utopian Universities: A Fifty Year Retrospective

IHR Winter Conference

23 – 24 October 2014
Wolfson Conference Centre
Institute of Historical Research
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

This conference is devoted to the new universities of the 1960s.

Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have been taking place in the seven universities themselves (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, Warwick and York), the aim is to look back at this moment in the history of higher education.

The conference will examine the aspirations and achievements of the universities in the fields of curricular development, campus design, philanthropy, the student experience and local participation.

Additionally, the conference will look back to the pioneers, such as Keele; to the successors, such as Stirling and Ulster; and also consider the legacy of the utopian universities in the modern world today.

Speakers will include Laurie Taylor, Hanna Gray, Geoffrey Crossick, Lisa Jardine and Krishnan Kumar.

Registrations are now open .

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