Sydney: The Making of a Public University by Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington & From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University by Alan Barcan

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December 2012–January 2013, no. 347
Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington: Sydney; and Alan Barcan: From New Left to Factional Left

Sydney: The Making of a Public University

by Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington

Miegunyah Press, $40 hb, 365 pp, 9780522861211

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From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University

by Alan Barcan

Australian Scholarly Publishing, $44 hb, 254 pp, 9781921509889

Sydney: The Making of a Public University by Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington & From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University by Alan Barcan

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347

When I became an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney in 2004, I knew nothing of its history, and little of the ideological battles that had taken place there. These two books provide a rich narrative of both, and made me appreciate the privilege I have, even as a marginal player, in belonging to such a significant institution.

Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington: Sydney; and Alan Barcan: From New Left to Factional Left

Sydney: The Making of a Public University

by Julia Horne and Geoffrey Sherington

Miegunyah Press, $40 hb, 365 pp, 9780522861211

Book Cover 2 Small

From New Left to Factional Left: Fifty Years of Student Activism at Sydney University

by Alan Barcan

Australian Scholarly Publishing, $44 hb, 254 pp, 9781921509889

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