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The Rectorship; In Scotch Universities (Paperback) Loot Price: R302
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The Rectorship; In Scotch Universities (Paperback): John Malcolm Bulloch

The Rectorship; In Scotch Universities (Paperback)

John Malcolm Bulloch

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The Rectorship: its Origin, its Meaning, and its Practical Value It is a paradox strange but true that the distinction attaching in the mind of the layman to the Rectorship of a modern Scots University has resulted in the stultification of the original significance of the office. Without that distinction, conferred through the election of popular politicians, notable writers and eminent men of science, chosen mainly for their oratorical gifts, this volume would not have been printed. Without the significance, which is as valid as ever, this introduction would be unnecessary. The times are peculiarly ripe for a generation which is crying loudly for efficiency, to remove the stultification, to abandon oratorical ornament and to return to business: and an examination of the origin of the Rectorship will demonstrate that its purpose is as valuable to-day as ever it was for the proper government of the University. True, Mr. Hastings Rashdall in his admirable book, The Universities of Europe in the Middle Ages, while admitting that our Rectorial elections " reproduce perhaps more both of the outward mechanism and of the ancient spirit of mediaeval student life than any feature of the more venerable, but also in some respects far more altered, constitutions of Oxford and Cambridge," records without a protest that they are " now used as the means of paying a triennial homage to some distinguished public man." It is an undoubted fact that the student autonomy involved in the Rectorship, which was contemplated by the original founders of the Scots Universities, early sank in practice to what Mr. Rashdall calls a mere phantom, although it is in these very Universities that the doctrine has longest maintained its ground. Thus the Universities Act of 1858, by no means a sentimental meas...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Authors: John Malcolm Bulloch
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 32
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-8214-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-8214-9
Barcode: 9781458982148

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