Joint Committee on Assistance to Foreign Scholars/ Committee on Arrangements for Foreign Scholars Minutes

  • Reference
      GB 133 USC/11
  • Dates of Creation
      11 Jul 1933 -3 Dec 1951
  • Physical Description
      1 item cover is slightly damaged.

Scope and Content

The Committee on Assistance to Foreign Scholars was established in the summer of 1933 to provide assistance to refugee academics from Nazi Germany. The Committee administered special two year research fellowships, which had been funded by local appeals and funds from the Academic Assistance Council in London. The minutes include biographical details of these academics, together with reports of their work at the University.

The Committee on Arrangements for Foreign Scholars was established by Council in January 1945 and first met in the following June. It was chaired by the vice-chancellor, and was responsible for inviting foreign academics to the University to undertake short-term projects.

Related Material

See also the files on refugee academics in the Vice-chancellor's Archive,  VCA/7/144 and VCA/7/369.