The History of Imperial College London, 1907-2007: Higher Education and Research in Science, Technology, and Medicine (Google eBook)

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Imperial College Press, Jan 1, 2007 - Electronic books - 825 pages
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This is the first major history of Imperial College London. The book tells the story of a new type of institution that came into being in 1907 with the federation of three older colleges. Imperial College was founded by the state for advanced university-level training in science and technology, and for the promotion of research in support of industry throughout the British Empire. True to its name the college built a wide number of Imperial links and was an outward looking institution from the start. Today, in the post-colonial world, it retains its outward-looking stance, both in its many international research connections, and with staff and students from around the world. Connections to industry and the state remain important. The College is one of BritainOCOs premier research and teaching institutions, including now medicine alongside science and engineering. This book is an in-depth study of Imperial College; it covers both governance and academic activity within the larger context of political, economic and socio-cultural life in twentieth-century Britain."
  

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
The Colleges That Federated in 1907
14
Chapter Three The Founding of Imperial College
46
Chapter Four Governance and Innovation 190743
69
Chapter Five Imperial College during the First World War
114
Chapter Six Continuity within the Three Old Colleges 190745
147
Chapter Seven Imperial Science at Imperial College
194
Chapter Eight Imperial College during the Second World War
233
Chapter Eleven Corporate and Social Life
396
Governance in a New Political Climate
465
Academic Restructuring
502
Chapter Fourteen Diversifying the Curriculum
567
Governance and the Medical School Mergers
598
Some Academic Developments
650
Chapter Seventeen Conclusion
717
Appendices
747

PostWar to Robbins 194567 Part One
279
PostWar to Robbins 194567 Part Two
317

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