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Anthropology in the University of London: Prof. C. Daryll Forde

Nature volume 156, page 76 (21 July 1945) | Download Citation



THE provision for the study and teaching of anthropology in London is being strengthened by the revival of the department in University College which has been partly suspended during the War. Prof. C. Daryll Forde has been appointed to the chair, and he will take up his duties at the opening of the new session. Prof. Forde first went to University College in 1919, and was there, as student and later as a junior member of staff, until 1928. He worked under Profs. Lyde and Elliot Smith in the period in which the latter gave so strong a stimulus to anthropological studies by the development of his theories on ^fche diffusion of culture. From there he went, with a Commonwealth fellowship, to California, and spent two years on studies of the Pueblo Amerindians of the south-western United States and northern Mexico. In 1930 he was appointed Gregynog professor of geography and anthropology in the University of Wales, at University College, Aberystwyth.

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