Modern Extension of Classical Culture Life: British Residential College System and Its World Influence

Tian YANG, Yanqiang CUI


Residential College system was originated in Middle Ages, first founded in Paris, perfected in Oxford, and had proven to be the most important sign of British universities. Even to this day, residential college still retained in British universities, and inherited by American universities. With long history and unique concept, residential college system is not only a kind of enduring housing system, but also an effective cultivation system. Furthermore, it is an indication of spirit and creative culture life of university, which has a very important significance to Chinese universities. To learn from residential colleges, we need to combine theoretical logic and practical logic, and gain a clear idea of that the construction and operation of system must be established in the cultural basis.


Classical culture Life; British residential college; World influence

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