Saturday, May 26, 2018

Six Ideas of the University & Six Universities at which I have been


Almost two hundred years ago, Thomas Carlyle wrote with magisterial certitude: “The true university of these days is a collection of books”.

Carlyle believed that the rise of print technology and the drive towards mass education in the western world had weakened the idea of the authoritative teacher. The ‘heroes’ of his time, he argued, were writers, not teachers, and aspiring students could go directly to books as repositories of learning.

Is the Internet, then, the ‘true university’ of the 21s t century?

Perseverance and Practice – A letter from Prof. Kiran Seth

To my dear student, When I go to teach a class today there are, largely speaking, two types of responses which I get. The first...