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In the article “Winston Churchill’s unlikeliest role,” Sir David Cannadine considers the decided lack of interest Winston Churchill showed throughout his career for the important political issue of education. Cannadine includes a quote from R. A. Butler that Churchill’s interest in education was “short, intermittent and decidedly idiosyncratic.” Later in his career Churchill would, however, show a great deal of interest in the universities, especially the University of Bristol where he was appointed chancellor in 1929. The article is published in the Times Higher Education and is available here.

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