On Chester On: A History of Chester College and the University of Chester

On Chester On: A History of Chester College and the University of Chester

£14.99

Graeme J. White

On Chester On: A History of Chester College and the University of Chester

2014, ISBN 978-1-908258-19-9, £14.99

Although there has been a University of Chester only since 2005, its predecessor, Chester College, dates back further than most UK universities, to 1839. This book celebrates the 175th anniversary of the foundation in 2014.

The story is a remarkable one of survival and success. The early College was a pioneering venture with a unique approach to learning and the University still houses the first buildings in England specifically designed for the training of teachers. Three times, in the 1860s, the 1930s and the 1970s, Chester College came near to closure, only repeatedly to emerge intact and to become stronger than before. In the early twenty-first century, the University has a growing reputation within the higher education sector and can claim some of the highest rates of student satisfaction in the country.

The book’s title is taken from the College motto of the late-Victorian and Edwardian period: as appropriate today as when it was coined.

For more information on all University of Chester Press books, please visit: www.chester.ac.uk/university-press

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