'Conundrums of the Workshops 1890'

Gardner, John (2017) 'Conundrums of the Workshops 1890'. In: Romantic Improvement, the 15th Biannual Conference of the British Association for Romantic Studies, hosted by the University of York’s Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and Department of English and Related Literature, 27-30 July 2017, University of York, UK.

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Abstract

This paper arose out of research that I carried out at Anderson’s library in what is now the university of Strathclyde. I examined the minute books there from the formation of Anderson’s university in 1798, and specifically at the formation of the mechanics class which was established by George Birkbeck in 1800 and which split from Anderson’s in 1823. I discussed three bodies or institutions: Anderson’s university, Anderson’s Mechanics’ class and the Glasgow mechanic’s class. I ended by concluding on what sort of improvement the class were aiming for—was it the country, or the people who form the country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Romanticism, Birkbeck, Mechanics
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Professor John Gardner
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 11:10
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2018 14:41
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702042

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