File: Oriental And Slavonic Studies

Scope and Content

Papers relating to efforts by the University to develop courses in Oriental and Slavonic studies in response to the recommendations of the Scarborough Commission in 1946. The Commission had been established by the government to examine the teaching of Oriental, African and Slavonic studies at UK universities (demand for these subjects was expected to increase in the post-war years). Papers include a typescript copy of the Scarborough Report (1946), the Commission's correspondence with the University, and the University's response to the Report. There is correspondence with the UGC concerning the University's requests for funding for posts created in the wake of the Scarborough Report, and minutes of an ad hoc Senate Committee on Oriental and Slavonic Studies which discussed requirements in these subjects.

Former reference: 6

Related Material

See also VCA /7/725 .