Manuscript notes for Sir Harold Wilson's speech, with the Hansard reprint of the debate.
The Harold Wilson University Finance Speech
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- ReferenceGB 532 WIS
- Dates of Creation1981
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description1 envelope, containing autograph notes
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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.
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Acquired from Sir Harold Wilson before 1983.
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