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The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain$
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Martin Daunton

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263266

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263266.001.0001

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Civic Cultures and Civic Colleges in Victorian England*

Civic Cultures and Civic Colleges in Victorian England*

(p.337) Chapter Fifteen: Civic Cultures and Civic Colleges in Victorian England*
The Organisation of Knowledge in Victorian Britain

Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

British Academy

This chapter discusses the role played by civic colleges in the emergence of autonomous professional groups associated with new disciplines between 1860 and the Great War. It also discusses the role of local learned societies, particularly literary and philosophical societies in the founding and support of the young colleges and their impact on college growth and curricula.

Keywords:   civic colleges, professional groups, Great War, local learned societies, colleges, curricula

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