A Short History Of The University Of Melbourne

Richard Selleck, Stuart Macintyre
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A Short History Of The University Of Melbourne
A Short History Of The University Of Melbourne

Published

20 August 2004

ISBN

9780522850581

Weight

447g

Size

212mm x 159mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

A Short History Of The University Of Melbourne

Richard Selleck, Stuart Macintyre
With its early buildings erected at the same time as those of the Victorian parliament, the University of Melbourne was raised when its namesake was a frontier town and the first classes offered were attended by just 16 students. Lively, shrewd, and erudite, this history explores the evolution of the campus site, the tensions and achievements of the academicians it employed, and the variety of students who studied there. The subtlety of storytelling and the nostalgic reverence for the university imbue this tribute with a respect for how the university has offered a critical perspective on the increasing complexity of Australian society.
With its early buildings erected at the same time as those of the Victorian parliament, the University of Melbourne was raised when its namesake was a frontier town and the first classes offered were attended by just 16 students. Lively, shrewd, and erudite, this history explores the evolution of the campus site, the tensions and achievements of the academicians it employed, and the variety of students who studied there. The subtlety of storytelling and the nostalgic reverence for the university imbue this tribute with a respect for how the university has offered a critical perspective on the increasing complexity of Australian society.

About the author

Stuart Macintyre

Stuart Macintyre is Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. His previous works include A Proletarian Science, Winners and Losers: The Pursuit of Social Justice in Australian History, Volume 4 of the Oxford History of Australia and A Colonial Liberalism.

About Stuart Macintyre

Richard Selleck is a professorial fellow in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Frank Tate: A Biography and James Kay-Shuttleworth: Journey of an Outsider and a coauthor of Not So Eminent Victorians and Family, School and State in Australian History.

About Richard Selleck

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