Keele was the first new university, founded as the University College of North Staffordshire in 1949, and admitting its first 159 students in 1950. By awarding its own degrees, based on its own curriculum, Keele broke the mould of university ...
education in the United Kingdom. What had appeared to be impossible in the 1940s became the norm when later new universities were founded in the 1960s. In this book John Kolbert follows Lord Lindsay's struggle to establish the Keele Experiment, based on his "Keele idea". He traces the succession of principals, the establishment of Keele as a university in 1962, the unrest of the late-1960s and the very difficult years of the government cuts in the 1980s. Keele suffered worst than most, and the author, through first-hand experience as a member of staff, gives an account of how Keele, not only survived, but thrived in the face of adversity.
Number of pages: 290
Date of publication: 01/01/2000
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