By Liberal Things
His address upon his installation as Principal of Victoria College, 1959
The university is not merely the group of institutions called universities, any more than the Church is merely the group of buildings called churches. Wherever there is respect for the artist’s vision, the scientist’s detachment, the teacher’s learning and patience, the child’s questioning, there the university is at work in the world.
What I love here is the push beyond a tricolour into a quadruple listing terminated by the fine sounding declaration which through the repetition of one word (there) reaches back to the beginning of the sentence to pick up the deictic and thus form in the mind a great solid arch.
And so for day 2378