The University Of Exeter
By B.W. Clapp
The University of Exeter received its charter as recently as 1955 but its origins can be traced to educational movements that began in the middle of the nineteenth century. From beginnings in the School of Art founded in 1855, Brian Clapp records an unbroken line of development through the Royal Albert Memorial College and the University College of the South West.
He draws lively portraits of the Principals of the University College–Hector Hetherington and John Murray—who played leading roles in preparing the advance to university status.
In the last section of the book, the author brings the story up to date with chapters on the transition to independence, students and departments, buildings and finance, and the university and the community.