The View From the Castle: Receiving an honorary degree at Cambridge prompts some reflections on education today

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Receiving an honorary degree from Cambridge prompts Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley to comment on modern education. Ripley states his faith in superior eductional institutions and decries the idea that such institutions are unfair in an egalitarian society.


University of Cambridge


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Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 7 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


October 1974


  • Education
  • Castle View
  • Education, Higher

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