Author: Alan Macfarlane
Publisher: Social Science Press and Berghahn Books
The traditions and creativity of Cambridge University have survived 800 years. In celebration, this first-ever combined historical and anthropological account explores the culture, the customs, the colleges and the politics of this famous institution. As professor here for nearly forty years, the author sets forth on a personal but also dispassionate attempt to understand how this ancient university developed and changed, and how it continues to influence all people who pass through it. This book delves into the history and architecture, as well as the charm and the ghosts of Cambridge, presenting a valuable resource for anyone who studies, teaches or visits this great university.