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More than a personal account of a career in education, but an argument for an idea, Extramural is an argument for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge and the invaluable part Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education has played in helping people pursue this. Barlow explains how the study of literature - as thoughts expressed in language - is central to education, and utilises his own vast knowledge of literature from Tom Paine and John Ruskin to Alan Bennett and E. M. Forster, to illustrate the depth thatthe study of literature can bring to continuing one's own development. A stimulating and engaging exploration of the world of adult literary education, Barlow offers the reader the chance to gain an insight into a world that depends on the support of those participating.