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Letters to an Under-Graduate


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  • Date Published: September 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078771

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  • These 'letters to an undergraduate' were published in 1845, two years after the death of their author, Thomas Whytehead (1815–43). His outstanding student career at Cambridge suggested that he would remain in academic life, but having been ordained a deacon and then a priest, he volunteered for missionary work, and in 1841 sailed for the southern hemisphere as chaplain to the newly appointed Bishop Selwyn. He became seriously ill on arrival in Australia, and died in New Zealand the following year. This work was created during Whytehead's time as a curate, and later on his travels: he felt strongly that new undergraduates at Oxford and Cambridge should have a spiritual and moral guide to life in college as well as a history of university institutions and customs. The letters cover the collegiate system, discipline, rooms, the chapel and hall, the lecture room and library, and the lasting importance of college friends.

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078771
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.212kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    1. The origin and end of the collegiate system
    2. College discipline
    3. College rooms
    4. College chapel
    5. The hall
    6. Lecture room
    7. The library
    8. College friends.

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    Thomas Whytehead

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