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By H. Perraton

International 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 event, set in the context of British social and political background.

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If they wanted a university education most of them had to travel as, until the 1850s, and with the limited exception of the Ionian Academy from 1824 to 1864, the only imperial universities outside the British Isles were in Canada and Malta. For the rest, subjects of the empire could graduate without travelling only with the establishment of universities in Australia and India from the 1850s, in New Zealand from the 1860s and in South Africa from the 1870s. Hong Kong, west Africa, the West Indies and the rest had to wait till the next century.

58 According to a contemporary account they included one black Jamaican, Francis Williams, who was sent to school in Jamaica and then on to Cambridge, in an experiment designed to test whether blacks could be educated. 60 Of the 271 West Indians just over a third (95) went on from Cambridge to the Inns of Court. The West Indians were joined by new groups of students from northern Europe. As it emerged from the conflicts of the seventeenth century Britain, with its universities, became of new intellectual interest.

P. H. 20 Throughout the nineteenth century British universities, along with the schools of medicine and Inns of Court, were meeting professional needs within the colonies and the family interests of their middle class. Small numbers were also coming to England from the colonies of settlement and from North America, despite the existence of established universities in both Canada and the United States. 21 Students from the United States were sufficiently rare for Charles Bristed to return from graduating in Cambridge in 1845 and write his book of guidance, Five years in an English university (see Chapter 1).

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