By H. Perraton
Overseas scholars have travelled to Britain for hundreds of years and, from the start, attracted controversy. This e-book explores altering British coverage and perform, and altering pupil adventure, set in the context of British social and political background.
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He was followed by William Everett who published his guide On the Cam as a series of lectures in 1865. Bristed had already graduated at Yale, spent a year wondering what to do next and whether to become a clergyman, before sailing to England where he signed up as a fellow commoner, a status that cost more but got him privileges including a better seat at dinner and in chapel and a velvet cap with a metallic tassel. As his grandfather, John Jacob Astor, was the richest man in the United States, he could afford to do so.
34 Students from India, including future doctors and many others, form the fourth category. They were virtually unknown before the middle of the nineteenth century, but by 1900 dominated discussion about overseas students. The expansion of British rule and commerce in India meant that the Indian empire now interpenetrated upper-class and upper-middle-class society in the way that the West Indian sugar interest had in the eighteenth century. British rule in India could rank with diplomacy as, in John Bright’s phrase, outdoor relief for the aristocracy.
For some students, by the eighteenth century at least, religion was an unimportant barrier. Benjamin Vaughan, who was born in Jamaica, was admitted to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1768 but as a Unitarian did not graduate. 38 28 A History of Foreign Students in Britain Changes to the role and functions of universities within Tudor society were at least as important as the presence or absence of religious tests. Student numbers at Oxford and Cambridge rose from 1500 and reached a peak in the 1520s before falling dramatically till about 1550 with the removal of monks and friars, the ban on teaching canon law and a reduced demand for law degrees.
A History of Foreign Students in Britain by H. Perraton