Many Rhodes: travelling scholarships and imperial citizenship in the British academic world, 1880–1940

  title={Many Rhodes: travelling scholarships and imperial citizenship in the British academic world, 1880–1940},
  author={T. Pietsch},
  journal={History of Education},
  pages={723 - 739}
  • T. Pietsch
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • History of Education
Since its Foundation in 1901, the Rhodes Scholarships scheme has been held up as the archetype of a programme designed to foster imperial citizens. However, though impressive in scale, Cecil Rhodes’s foundation was not the first to bring colonial students to Britain. Over the course of the previous half-century, governments, universities and individuals in the settler colonies had been establishing travelling scholarships for this purpose. In fact by the end of the nineteenth century the… Expand
Revival and Reform, 1800–1900


89-92; 1935-36, 373-378; Queen's University Calendar
  • 1929
letter to The Times regarding the want of higher technical education in Britain, had argued that '[i]t is little short of a scandal that our own able and ambitious men
  • 1903
Graduate Studies was established at Toronto in 1915. See Falconer to Dale
    Office of the President, UTA/A1967-0007/45a. In the years before 1900, 39 Toronto graduates had gone to Chicago and 19 to Johns Hopkins
    • Royal Society of Canada
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      Professor of Zoology at the University of Stellenbosch), wrote to Lady Elliot Smith after the death of her husband, the former Sydney student Grafton Elliot Smith, and described him as having 'act
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      The PhD began to be offered at Toronto in 1897 and McGill in 1906. The Board of
        Those members of the faction at the University of Toronto who agitated in the 1880s and '90s for Canadian appointments were commonly known as 'nativists'. See Friedland