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Post by AndrewNash » June 26th, 2020, 8:55 am

The Idea of a University by John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890).


John Henry Newman (1801-90) was an Anglican clergyman and Oxford academic whose study of early Christianity led him to convert to the Catholic Church in 1845. At that time Catholics were banned from attending the ancient British universities. The issue was particularly acute in Ireland with its majority Catholic population, so the British government decided to found some non-denominational colleges there which would admit all but which also were not allowed to have Catholic theology faculties in them. The pope of that time, Pius IX, urged the Irish bishops instead to found a Catholic university such as existed elsewhere in Europe. Newman, as the leading intellectual Catholic convert in Britain, was appointed its founding Rector. He gave a series of public lectures, arguing the case for a Catholic university and also that a university should include theology among its subjects. He also argued for academic education in its own right, against the 'utilitarians' who said that all education should just be practical and immediately 'useful'. Newman later added some other articles on educational topics, such as the relation between science and religion. The resulting book, 'The Idea of a University', became a classic of educational philosophy which is still referenced in debates about the nature and purpose of education today. ( Andrew Nash)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Education

    Keywords that describe the book: Christianity, education, Catholic Church

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » June 26th, 2020, 2:51 pm

Andrew,

The Newman Reader site says "revised" in 2001. Since it's not clear what they revised, and the page indicates it's copyright, it's difficult to know what they are claiming a copyright on.

There are multiple editions of this work on Archive which were published in 1924 or before and so are clearly in the public domain. https://archive.org/search.php?query=title%3A%28idea%20university%29%20AND%20creator%3A%28newman%29

There is also an edition on Project Gutenberg here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24526

Any of these would be acceptable sources for a LV reading.

MaryAnn

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Post by AndrewNash » June 26th, 2020, 4:14 pm

OK, I'll use the Gutenberg text.
Andrew.

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Post by mightyfelix » June 27th, 2020, 10:15 am

Hi, Andrew. It looks like you're still having some volume issues on your most recent test. You'll need to straighten that out, still. And we strongly recommend that you also record one or two sections in a group project before starting in on a solo read. That will give you more opportunity to get accustomed to the recording/editing process and the uploading/proof listening process while you have a bit of a safety net. As a soloist, you'll be mostly on your own.

When you're ready, I'll set this up for you, but at the very least, you'll need to finish up with your 1-minute test. (It looks like the first one you uploaded was in the correct range, and it was only after applying noise reduction that the volume was too low. If you do noise reduction correctly, it shouldn't change that drastically. Maybe revisit what happened there?)

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Post by AndrewNash » June 29th, 2020, 8:10 am

I've fixed the volume level in my 1 minute test now - though I'm waiting for feedback just to confirm. So I'm ready to start recording. I'd rather get straight on with my solo project as I already have several years' experience making recordings (including editing etc) for an online radio station for which I have read a number of books. I'm confident that I have enough knowledge and experience to record 'The Idea of a University' for Librivox.
Andrew

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Post by mightyfelix » June 29th, 2020, 10:59 am

Ok, great! I went to check your volume just now, but Adrian was ahead of me with the ok. So I'll go ahead and set this up for you.

EDIT: Oh yes, and I'm guessing you're still looking for a DPL, is that right?

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Post by mightyfelix » June 29th, 2020, 11:17 am

OK Andrew, your MW is ready for you. As soloist, it'll be your responsibility to update the MW as needed, adding in links when a section is ready, inputting the run times, and changing the status (Ready for PL, etc.) The first time you use it, you'll need to set up a new log in. (It's technically a different system than the forum login, but you can use the same info if you want.) Here is a guide to help you do that: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BxWB83bbALTQYjlENGZ0SVJUWWs

Once you're in, this will explain everything you need to know about editing the MW: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ

Go ahead and fill in the section titles when you get a chance. And let me know if you have any trouble.

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Post by AndrewNash » June 29th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Thank you! But I don't know what a DPL is - sorry!

Is it best to upload each chapter as I record it, or wait until I've finished the whole book and then upload them all?

Andrew

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Post by mightyfelix » June 29th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Whoops. Sorry. I should have explained. Dedicated proof listener. You don't already have anyone who has volunteered to listen to these, do you?

Upload each chapter as you record it. That way, your proof listener doesn't have so much work to do all at one time!

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Post by AndrewNash » June 30th, 2020, 4:02 am

No, I'm afraid I don't have a DPV.

Andrew

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Post by AndrewNash » June 30th, 2020, 4:03 am

I mean DPL!
Andrew

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Post by cimt » June 30th, 2020, 8:09 am

AndrewNash wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 4:03 am
I mean DPL!
Andrew
I'd love to DPL if it's still open.
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Post by AndrewNash » July 1st, 2020, 8:43 am

Thank you, Carisa! I'd be most grateful.
Andrew

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Post by AndrewNash » July 1st, 2020, 8:47 am

The text I'll be reading from will actually be this one: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24526
Andrew

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Post by mightyfelix » July 1st, 2020, 8:58 am

AndrewNash wrote:
July 1st, 2020, 8:47 am
The text I'll be reading from will actually be this one: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24526
Andrew
Oh, thank you for the reminder. I put the Gutenberg text in the project page, but forgot to correct it in the first post. I've done that now. (FYI, you can edit your own post to correct things like that when necessary. Click the pencil icon at the top corner of the post to do.)

Please confirm that you have been able to get into the MW and fill in your section titles. Then I will move us over to Going Solo.

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