Serious Pursuits: Communications and Education

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University of Illinois Press, 1991 - Education - 480 pages
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Contents

Convergences and Coincidences
1
A Tale of Two Centuries
22
The Origins of a Modern Industry
38
The Communications Revolution
62
A Chapter in the Prehistory of the Media
77
Historical Reflections on Early Broadcasting Seen in Perspective
98
Problems and Possibilities in the Writing of Broadcasting History
114
Fifty Years On
128
Aspects of the Study of the History of Education
231
Fighting for the Education Act 1870
246
The Development of Higher Education in the United Kingdom
284
Tradition and Innovation in British Universities 18601960
308
Modern Greats in Oxford
320
The Sussex Experience
327
Drawing a New Map of Learning
349
The Years of Plenty?
367

A Centenary Profile
148
The Story of Broadcasting in the North of England
157
Words and Images
190
The First Broadcasting Critics
210
Selecting and Rejecting the Broadcast Record
221
The Role of the Open University
386
The Challenge
400
Back to Keighley The Largely Forgotten
416
Index
458
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Asa Briggs was born in Keighley, England on May 7, 1921. He received a BA in history and a BSc in economics from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 1941. During World War II, he worked at Bletchley Park, the Buckinghamshire country house devoted to cracking German wartime codes. He taught at several universities including the London School of Economics; Worcester College, Oxford; Leeds University; the University of Sussex; and Open University. He wrote several non-fiction works including The Age of Improvement, Victorian People, Victorian Cities, Victorian Things, and a five-volume history of British broadcasting. His last two books were the autobiographies entitled Secret Days and Special Relationships. He died on March 15, 2016 at the age of 94.

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