By John M. F. Wright
John Martin Frederick Wright bargains a full of life account of Cambridge collage in Alma Mater; Or, Seven Years on the college of Cambridge. released anonymously in 1827, Wright's two-volume paintings captures the triumphs and tribulations of undergraduate existence at Cambridge, dependent upon his personal years as an aspiring mathematician at Trinity collage. This moment quantity covers Wright's final undergraduate years and reports as a personal instruct, including copies of examinations and lists of scholarships on hand in any respect the schools. Wright devoted his occupation as a author and personal train to supporting scholars prevail at collage, and Alma Mater is designed to provide mom and dad and aspiring scholars perception into the arrangements, highbrow in addition to monetary, useful for fulfillment. A lively defence of Cambridge traditions within the face of broader academic reforms, Alma Mater additionally brings to lifestyles a interval of excessive highbrow task in British arithmetic.
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Alma Mater, Volume 2: Or, Seven Years at the University of Cambridge by John M. F. Wright