The Wonkhe Show podcast is on its Christmas break, so as a special treat we’ve rolled up Season 2 of the Hidden History of HE into two special box sets.
Every week Nottingham Trent’s Academic Registrar Mike Ratcliffe delves deep into the sector’s past to find out how things were and how things came to be.
This week Mike looks back at attempts to ban the Oxbridge tradition of awarding MAs, the time when the Government closed HE colleges they’d just opened, the end of the binary divide between universities and polytechnics, the battle build new universities (including the towns that lost), and the vision we used to have for student accommodation.
Look out for Part 2 next week.
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