Leo Baeck College 1971–1975

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When I was a student at the College, I remember thinking that I should write my rabbinic thesis on the frequent changes made to the College timetable. I well remember that for most of my student years, we would receive as many as five draft timetables per term before the matter was finally settled and we could plan our time and our studies. It was not just a case of trying to fit in with the needs of our many part-time lecturers, though that was probably part of the equation; to me it seemed far more to reflect a basic contradiction at the heart of the syllabus: the academic versus the vocational.