Can Oxford be Improved?

Can Oxford be Improved? : A View from the Dreaming Spires and the Satanic Mills

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In December 2006, dons at Oxford University caused turmoil by rejecting a set of governance reforms that were championed by their own vice-chancellor. This book is a response to these events, addressed in large part to Oxford's funders - government and benefactors - and is useful reading for those with an interest in the future of this university.Sir Anthony Kenny was formerly Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and president of the British Academy. He is the author of many books on philosophy and over 40 years has held almost every kind of post in Oxford from graduate student to pro-vice-chancellor. Robert Kenny is managing director of a consulting more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 134 x 208 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Thorverton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1845400941
  • 9781845400941
  • 1,792,274

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"The Kennys, pere et fils Anthony, the consummate Oxford insider, and Robert, a private sector specialist have pooled their experience in a search for a solution to the problems of the governance of Oxford University. With the accession to the prime ministership of a politician with no sympathy (unlike his predecessor) for Oxford, the issue is no mere academic one. Not everyone will agree that Oxford's independence can be preserved without Oxford going independent, but everyone can profit from this educated contribution to a debate of national significance."--Michael Beloff QC, President Trinity College Oxford (1996 2006)"show more