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Hidden History: Philanthropy at the University of Kent

Fitton, Triona (2015) Hidden History: Philanthropy at the University of Kent. University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, 96 pp. ISBN 978-1-902671-92-5. (KAR id:50091)

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The University of Kent stands proudly on land that was originally a gift to Augustine, first Archbishop of Canterbury, from King Æthelberht of Kent. The philanthropic heritage at its heart and in its very foundations continued, as the university was built with the aid of gifts from local people, businesses and charities. It has been a prominent institution within the county since it first opened its doors in 1965; yet the philanthropy that continues to spur the University’s development has never received due recognition.

Hidden History: Philanthropy at the University of Kent contributes to the historic legacy of the University, highlighting its many achievements and the gifts of time, money and effort that enabled them. It also contributes to debates about the changing role of philanthropy in higher education, as we progress towards an increasingly international and business-like higher education marketplace.

This book is a Beacon project, produced in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the University of Kent, 1965- 2015.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: History; Philanthropy; University of Kent; Higher Education; Gifts; Philanthropic Gifts; Charity; Fundraising; University; United Kingdom; Kent
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education > LA History of education
L Education > LF Individual institutions (Europe)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Triona Fitton
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2015 08:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:27 UTC
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