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Author Craik, Alex D. D.

Title Mr Hopkins' men : Cambridge reform and British mathematics in the 19th century / A.D.D. Craik
Published London : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 405 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introducing Hopkins and His Wranglers; The Student Experience, 1820-1860; Cambridge University in Context; Teaching at Cambridge; William Hopkins; Hopkins' Top Wranglers, 1829-1854; The "Cambridge Stamp"; Wranglers at Home: Four Biographies; Universities and Colleges; Wranglers Abroad: Churchmen and Educators in the Colonies; The Growth of a Research Community; Achievements in the Mathematical Sciences; Postscript
Summary Drawing on accounts of life at Cambridge, this book provides readers a glimpse inside its colleges, and charts the evolution of the curriculum and the slow, often reluctant, reforms that led to Cambridge's dominance of British higher education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hopkins, William, 1793-1866.
University of Cambridge -- History -- 19th century.
Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- England -- Cambridge -- History -- 19th century.
Mathematicians -- England -- Cambridge -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006940325
ISBN 1846287901 (hbk.)
1848001320 (print)
9781846287909 (hbk.)
9781848001329 (print)