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How graduate students came to Cambridge

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Until the last two decades of the nineteenth century almost all of the young researchers inCambridge were Cambridge graduates. The idea of people coming on to Cambridge from other universities to pursue research had scarcely occurred to anyone. There had been voices in the wilderness advocating arrangements for research degrees from, according to some sources, the 1860s (when Ph.D.s first appeared in Germany) but it was not until 1894 that the university finally roused itself officially to consider the strange phenomenon of the apparent desire of students from elsewhere to pursue research at Cambridge and to leave with something to show for it. This talk rehearses some of the arguments raised for and against the proposals, the absurd and the realistic.

This talk is part of the Darwin College Humanities and Social Sciences Seminars series.

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