C.P. Snow at Wesleyan: Liberal learning and the origins of the "Third Culture"

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In the fall of 1961 C. P. Snow visited Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, as a Fellow at the newly inaugurated Center for Advanced Studies in the Liberal Arts, Professions, and Sciences. Snow's time at Wesleyan warrants examination because it was a key period in the development of his thinking and also illuminates his career as a whole. His visit provides a snapshot of the global political and cultural currents of his time, and places his immense popularity into context. It also provides an opportunity to consider how a mid-century liberal arts institution addressed the relationship of the sciences to the humanities while fostering interdisciplinary study through educational innovation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-17
Number of pages8
JournalTechnology in Society
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010


  • Bioethics
  • C.P. Snow
  • Center for Advanced Studies
  • F.R. Leavis
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Leavis-Snow controversy
  • Pamela Hansford Johnson
  • Science and humanities
  • Sigmund Neumann
  • The two cultures
  • Third culture
  • Victor Butterfield
  • Wesleyan University

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Sociology and Political Science


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