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Listen to Gareth Parry Lecture


14 October 2010

In the age of near-universal access, what should be the division of labour between colleges and universities? fifty years ago, the distinguished american scholar Burton Clark described colleges as doing much of the dirty work of higher education. as open-door institutions, they transferred some students to selective universities and persuaded the rest in strongly vocational directions. the talk explores the issues of access and equity posed by a larger role for universities in widening participation and by new remits for colleges and schools in higher education.

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