The Phantasm of an University: Imagining New Landscapes in Post-Revolutionary Britain and Ireland

  • William Whyte
Keywords: Enlightenment, University of Edinburgh, Trinity College Dublin, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Charles Kelsall

Abstract

The Phantasm of an University: Imagining New Landscapes in Post-Revolutionary Britain and Ireland

Author Biography

William Whyte

William Whyte is Professor of Social and Architectural History at
the University of Oxford. His research has focused on the built and
natural environment in the context of modern British and European
history. His PhD thesis (2002, University of Oxford) was published
as Oxford Jackson: Architecture, Education, Status and Style, 1835–1924
(2006). His most recent publications include Redbrick: A Social and
Architectural History of Britain’s Civic Universities (2015) and Unlocking
the Church: the Lost Secrets of Victorian Sacred Space (2017). Together
with prof. Dan Hicks, he is series editor of the six-volume Bloomsbury
Cultural History of Objects. William Whyte is also the chairman of the
Oxford Historical Society, chairman of the Oxford Preservation Trust,
a member of the editorial board of the Oxford Review of Education,
and a member of the International Commission for the History of
Universities.

Published
2018-10-28