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School of Colonial Administration at Oxford

    Naturevolume 140pages1617 (1937) | Download Citation



    ANTHROPOLOGISTS will be afforded an opportunity of bringing these and kindred matters to the notice of administrative officers of the Colonial Services at the Oxford University Summer School of Colonial Administration, which will meet at St. Hugh's College, Oxford on July 3-17. The arrangements have been made1 in connexion with the Social Studies Research Committee of the University. The School is intended primarily for the benefit of members of the Colonial Administrative Services, more especially, though not exclusively, those serving in Africa. The problems of native administration in tropical Africa will be discussed in a series of lectures, in which they will be brought into relation on broad lines with world problems of economics and politics ; while the experience of other countries in tropical administration in relation to such matters as local government, education, elementary and adult, the co-operative movement and the like will be demonstrated. Leading foreign experts will lecture on a number of other topics, and more especially on methods of native administration in territories under other than British rule. The School will be opened by the Right Hon. W. G. A. Ormsby-Gore on July 4, and on the same day an inaugural address will be delivered by Lord Lugard. Among those who have promised to take part in the proceedings and discussions are Sir Alfred Zirnmern, Sir Arthur Salter, Lord Lothian, the Warden of All Souls, and Sir Donald Cameron. A number of anthropologists have been invited to join in the discussions and talks, dealing with problems affecting administration in different regions and from different aspects. About one hundred and seventy officers on leave have intimated their intention of attending the School. Although not 'official', the School has had the cordial support and assistance of the Colonial Office.

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