Christopher Brooke's account of the history of Gonville and Caius, founded in 1348, describes the workings and development of the institution, the home of men such as William Lyndwood, Jeremy Taylor, Charles Sherrington and seven other Nobel laureates - and of Titus Oates. For the more recent centuries, his rapidly moving narrative provides sketches and anecdotes of its central characters set in the wider context of the history of education, religion, learning and research. The Epilogue to this new edition describes the major events in the history of the College in the late twentieth century. Reissue; first published in 1985.
The late CHRISTOPHER BROOKE was Fellow of Gonville and Caius and Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical history, University of Cambridge.
Foundations; Gonville Hall, 1353-1500; prelude to Dr Caius; Caius; Thomas Legge and the Elizabethan college; before the Civil War; the English Revolution; the Restoration and Dr Brady; the 18th century; Caius in the Age of Reform; interlude - the college in the 1850s; the age of E.S. Roberts; 1912-1984 - the Masters; 1912-1984 - education, religion and learning. Appendices: the Masters; the Presidents, Mark Buck; notes on the changing pattern of schools, courses and careers in the late-19th and 20th centuries.