Rather than duplicate the various individual jubilees which have and are taking place in the seven universities (Essex, Lancaster, Sussex, UEA, UKC, Warwick and York) themselves, our aim is to look back at this moment in the history of higher education.
The conference will examine comparatively the aspirations and achievements around curricular development, campus design, philanthropy, the student experience, and local participation.
Additionally, the conference will look back to the pioneers, such as Keele; to the successors, such as Stirling and Ulster; and also consider the legacy of the utopian universities in the modern world today.
Venue: Institute of Historical Research, University of London.
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7H
Date and time: 23–24 October 2014