Cover for  Heroic Chancellor: Winston Churchill and the University of Bristol 1929–65
Categories

Publishing information

ISBN-13
978-1-909646-64-3
Publication date
2017-06-08
doi
10.14296/517.9781909646643

Synopsis

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary, in January 2015, of the death of the most extraordinary and heroic figure ever to be closely and directly associated with it, the University of Bristol arranged and hosted a series of public lectures in the spring of that year, covering many facets of Sir Winston Churchill’s remarkably varied life; and I was kindly invited to speak on one aspect of it, which had a particular local appeal and domestic resonance, namely his long years and his diverse activities as Chancellor of the University, extending from 1929 until 1965. This was an irresistible invitation, since not only was Churchill the most illustrious and the most distinguished Chancellor that the University of Bristol has ever had, but he was also in his prime, from 1940 onwards, probably the most famous and the most distinguished chancellor of any university anywhere in the world.

David Cannadine

Chapters

  • Preface, List of abbreviations, List of illustrations and Introduction
  • 1. ‘Uneducated’ Chancellor
  • 2. Appointed Chancellor
  • 3. Apprentice Chancellor
  • 4. Wartime Chancellor
  • 5. Opposition Chancellor
  • 6. Premier Chancellor
  • 7. Sunset Chancellor
  • Conclusion
  • Index

This series

Cover for  Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history
Empty Spaces: perspectives on emptiness in modern history
Courtney J. Campbell, Allegra Giovine, Jennifer Keating
2 September 2019
Cover for  Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds
Gender in medieval places, spaces and thresholds
Victoria Blud, Diane Heath, Einat Klafter
3 January 2019
Cover for  Ravenna: its role in earlier medieval change and exchange
Ravenna: its role in earlier medieval change and exchange
Judith Herrin, Jinty Nelson
7 November 2017
Cover for  Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society
Elizabeth Baigent, Ben Cowell
7 September 2017
Cover for  London and Beyond: Essays in honour of Derek Keene
London and Beyond: Essays in honour of Derek Keene
Matthew Davies, James A Galloway
17 January 2017