Central Cambridge

Author: Kevin Taylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107717760
Format: PDF
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The fully revised and updated second edition of this best-selling guidebook is intended for all visitors to Cambridge, and for anyone with an interest in the University. Combining an accessible style with accuracy of fact and a wealth of historical detail, it can be used to accompany a walking tour or read at leisure as an authoritative introduction. The second edition is packed with newly commissioned colour photographs by Japanese artist and photographer Hiroshi Shimura, as well as fresh maps and added information about the buildings and developments of recent years. Central attractions receive full entries, and the book also offers historical descriptions of all the outer-lying colleges, making it a comprehensive survey of the collegiate University. There is an informative introduction, a list of colleges with foundation dates, a substantial glossary and index, and a list of further reading material, all extended and updated for this edition.

Push Guide to Which University

Author: Johnny Rich
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748794898
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This popular guide has been fully updated and redesigned to reflect exactly what today's students want to know. It is the most accessible guide to higher education and student life in the UK and provides reliable, lively and unbiased information on what universities really offer. The establishments are listed alphabetically, with each entry providing a wealth of information, from a description of the campuses to famous alumni. A separate section supplies a list of courses and which universities offer them, making it easy for the reader to cross-reference their chosen course with the right university.

Cambridge Footsteps

Author: Ian Sheldon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052119721X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Celebrated artist and illustrator Ian Sheldon gathers his watercolour paintings of the historical architecture of Cambridge to produce a visual journey through time. Appearing in the University's 800th anniversary year, his book contains fifty-one images depicting two walks from the north (Girton College) and south (Homerton College) into central Cambridge. The contents page guides the reader along the chosen routes, showing a map of Cambridge with numbered points as a key to specific images. Each painting is accompanied by a descriptive caption. There is a Foreword by Duncan Robinson, Master of Magdalene and formerly Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge Footsteps is an ideal colour souvenir of Cambridge, a gift item that evokes the beauty and historical richness of the University, the colleges and their surroundings.

Guide to Studying Abroad

Author: William W. Cressey
Publisher: The Princeton Review
ISBN: 9780375763717
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides profiles of more than 875 study abroad programs, covering such topics as choosing the best progam, financial aid, health and safety issues, college credit availability, eligibility requirements, and living arrangements.

Cambridge

Author: Helena Webster
Publisher: Ellipsis London Pr Ltd
ISBN: 9781899858781
Format: PDF
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This is a comprehensive guide to the architectural richness of Cambridge and its environs. The wealth of the University has generated an extraordinary legacy, with work by many of England's greatest architects, including G F Bodley, James Gibbs, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, William Wilkins, Alfred Waterhouse, Wren, and Wyatville. In this century the list includes Lutyens, Lasdun, Powell and Moya, Cullinan, McCormac, Jamieson and Pritchard, John Outram, Dixon and Jones, Leslie Martin, Stirling - whose Faculty of History Library is a controversial masterpiece - and many others. Outside the city, Michael Hopkins' Schlumberger Research Centre is thrillingly high-tech and Foster Associate's new building at the American Air Museum is typically sleek and sophisticated. This book provides an introduction outlining the context which has produced such a mass of good and sometimes brilliant buildings. While the bulk of the guide, which describes and illustrates 150 buildings, is devoted to the University and the colleges, it also covers houses and churches, civic and commercial buildings.

The Virgin Guide to British Universities 2012

Author: Piers Dudgeon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 075354640X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Virgin 2012 Guide to British Universities is the only university guide to offer a uniquely students' eye view of what it's like to study at a particular university. As well as hard facts and practical information on every UK university - such as official ratings for teaching, statistics on where graduates end up and employment prospects by subject - the guide is also packed with useful information such as what the social scene is like, how much living costs are likely to be and what the student profile at a particular university is really like. With a comprehensive entry on every UK university, The Virgin Guide to British Universities contains all the information and advice potential undergraduates will need to choose the best university for them.

The Columbia Guide to Central African Literature in English Since 1945

Author: Adrian Roscoe
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503792
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Columbia's guides to postwar African literature paint a unique portrait of the continent's rich and diverse literary traditions. This volume examines the rapid rise and growth of modern literature in the three postcolonial nations of Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. It tracks the multiple political and economic pressures that have shaped Central African writing since the end of World War II and reveals its authors' heroic efforts to keep their literary traditions alive in the face of extreme poverty and AIDS. Adrian Roscoe begins with a list of key political events. Since writers were composing within both colonial and postcolonial contexts, he pays particular attention to the nature of British colonialism, especially theories regarding its provenance and motivation. Roscoe discusses such historical figures as David Livingstone, Cecil Rhodes, and Sir Harry Johnston, as well as modern power players, including Robert Mugabe, Kenneth Kaunda, and Kamuzu Banda. He also addresses efforts to create a literary-historical record from an African perspective, an account that challenges white historiographies in which the colonized was neither agent nor informer. A comprehensive alphabetical guide profiles both established and emerging authors and further illustrates issues raised in the introduction. Roscoe then concludes with a detailed bibliography recommending additional reading and sources. At the close of World War II the people of Central Africa found themselves mired in imperial fatigue and broken promises of freedom. This fueled a desire for liberation and a major surge in literary production, and in this illuminating guide Roscoe details the campaigns for social justice and political integrity, for education and economic empowerment, and for gender equity, participatory democracy, rural development, and environmental care that characterized this exciting period of development.

How to Get Into Oxbridge

Author: Christopher See
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749463287
Format: PDF, ePub
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With competition to get into Oxbridge now so fierce, this book goes beyond standard application technique to focus on long-term development of intellectual potential including insight into the power of positive decision-making; how to practise independent and critical thinking skills; and how you can develop extra-curricular knowledge in genuine and impressive ways to stand out from the crowd. The book includes practical and insider knowledge that can't be found elsewhere - like how to strategically choose your college to boost your chances of admission, and how to interpret and respond to interview questions in a way that demonstrates your intellectual curiosity and academic potential. You'll find sample personal statements; examples of interview questions for all subjects; practical advice on fees and funding; and how to manage parents and peers. There is also a chapter dedicated to International Students.

Oxbridge Men

Author: Paul R. Deslandes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253111258
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The mythic status of the Oxbridge man at the height of the British Empire continues to persist in depictions of this small, elite world as an ideal of athleticism, intellectualism, tradition, and ritual. In his investigation of the origins of this myth, Paul R. Deslandes explores the everyday life of undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge to examine how they experienced manhood. He considers phenomena such as the dynamics of the junior common room, the competition of exams, and the social and athletic obligations of intercollegiate boat races to show how rituals, activities, relationships, and discourses all contributed to gender formation. Casting light on the lived experience of undergraduates, Oxbridge Men shows how an influential brand of British manliness was embraced, altered, and occasionally rejected as these students grew from boys into men.