Papers of Professor L.C.B. Gower

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the Royal Commission on the Press: agendas, minutes and other papers, correspondence, submissions, an index of written evidence, research papers and drafts of the final report, 1974-7. Diaries as Vice Chancellor, 1973-8; two audio tapes of an interview with Professor Gower.

Administrative / Biographical History

Laurence Cecil Bartlett Gower, (1913-1998), FBA, obtained his LLB in 1933, LLM in 1934 and was admitted a solicitor in 1937. He was Vice Chancellor, University of Southampton, 1971-9 and a member of various committess, including the Omrod Committee on Legal Education, 1967-71, and the Royal Commission on the Press, 1975-7.

Conditions Governing Access

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