The Harold Wilson University Finance Speech

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes for Sir Harold Wilson's speech, with the Hansard reprint of the debate.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 8th July 1981, following government cuts to university funding, a House of Commons debate was held on higher education. Sir Harold Wilson (the then Chancellor of the University of Bradford) delivered a speech critical of the cuts, referring to the reduction in overseas student numbers, the loss of foreign placements for sandwich courses, and the anticipated closure of the University's Clinical Oncology Unit.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from Sir Harold Wilson before 1983.

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Not yet prepared

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