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Nottingham: A history of Britain's global university

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The University of Nottingham began life as a provincial university college in 1881. Today it is a global institution with over 43,000 students and a world-class research reputation. The story of this transition is told by Professor John Beckett.


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Nottingham: A history of Britain’s global university recalls the early days of teaching in Nottingham city centre to the granting of a Royal charter in 1948. Professor Beckett goes on to examine Nottingham’s continuing growth and emergence not only as Britain’s first global university, but also as a huge business in its own right.

The book highlights the life and work of generations of students since the 1880s, as well as discussing the role and nature of the staff, both academic and nonacademic. Nottingham’s history is told both in words and in pictures — many supplied by alumni and reflecting their memories of the university.

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