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The Glory and the Vision

“What then is our inheritance from the oldest of universities?  In the first place, it is not buildings or a type of architecture, for the early universities had no buildings of their own, but on occasion used private halls and neighboring churches…. “Neither does the continuity lie in academic form and ceremony, in spite of occasional survivals, like the conferring of degrees by the ring or the kiss of peace, or the timing of examinations by the hour glass as I have seen it at Portuguese Coimbra…. Read more