Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

  • Books Received
  • Published:

Second Congress of the Universities of the Empire, 1921: Report of Proceedings


THE Report of the Proceedings of the Second Congress of the Universities of the Empire held at Oxford on July 5–8, 1921, has just been published as a volume of more than five hundred pages. It will be recalled that the first of these Congresses was held in 1912, and, but for the intervention of the war, would have been followed by the second in 1917. Fifty-nine universities—six more than in 1912—sent upwards of three hundred delegates and representatives to it. The main topics under discussion were the balance of studies; the teaching of civics, politics, and social economics; secondary education; adult education; technological education; the training for commerce, industry, and administration; the training of school teachers; finance; research; and the interchange of teachers and students—all, of course, with reference to the universities. Such a varied and comprehensive programme required some skill in arranging and handling, and Dr. Hill is to be congratulated on the way Jie has edited the Report.

Second Congress of the Universities of the Empire, 1921: Report of Proceedings.

Edited by Dr. Alex. Hill. Pp. liv + 452. (London: Published for the Universities Bureau of the British Empire by G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1921.) 21s. net.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy this article

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Second Congress of the Universities of the Empire, 1921: Report of Proceedings. Nature 109, 407–408 (1922).

Download citation

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing