Asa Briggs and the University of Sussex, 1961–1976

  title={Asa Briggs and the University of Sussex, 1961–1976},
  author={M. Cragoe},
  • M. Cragoe
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • In 1967, Asa Briggs became the second vice-chancellor of the University of Sussex to a chorus of approval. The Times in an article on the appointment summarised his career to date: his war record, the notable feat of taking firsts in two degrees from different institutions, Cambridge and LSE, and then his emergence as ‘one of the outstanding historians since the war’.1 In his time at Oxford, it purred, he ‘could fill a lecture hall to overflowing’ and was now ‘familiar to television viewers… CONTINUE READING