Carl Gombrich

Carl Gombrich
University College London | UCL · Arts and Sciences


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I lead the liberal arts and sciences programme (the BASc) at University College London (UCL). I'm interested in interdisciplinarity, liberal arts and sciences and how these ideas about undergraduate education relate to contemporary work and ideas of expertise.


Publications (9)
This paper looks in detail at the educational side of interdisciplinarity and recounts the philosophy and some practicalities of the implementation of University College London’s successful Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASc) degree. In particular, we consider ‘framing’ and ‘the ladder of abstraction’ as notions that are useful in the philosophy o...
Interdisciplinarity and the Student Voice” seeks a richer understanding of the student experience in encountering interdisciplinarity at the undergraduate level and explores the psychology of interdisciplinary education. The student experience of the interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences BASc degree at University College London is examined, using 13...
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It is a truism that we are at the beginning of a revolution, one that is driven principally by technology but also involves other factors such as globalization and problems of planetary scope. Graduate work, too, is changing. More nations are becoming knowledge economies in which services dominate and attributes such as creativity, flexibility, and...
This article has two themes. The themes are related in that they both point to similarities between aspects of mystical and musical experience. First, two approaches to mystical theology are recalled: the apophatic and the cataphatic: and analogies with music are made. Second, the article explores ways in which musical and mystical experience arisi...


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