Third British Empire & Commonwealth Conference on Physical Education, 15-21 November 1962 held in Perth, Australia

Scope and Content

The conference was held immediately before the start of the seventh British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth from 22 November to 1 December 1962.Eileen Alexander attended the conference and presented a paper on 'Education and Movement'. On her outbound journey to the conference she visited New York and returned home via a visit to South Africa and Rhodesia.

Contains papers from the conference and related correspondence including a printed Conference Programme, typescript draft and final copy of Eileen Alexander's paper, a typescript summary report of a conference on Gymnastics held in December 1961 to which Eileen Alexander refers, a press cutting reporting on Eileen Alexander's appearance at the conference – the only woman amongst the English delegates, a printed Conference Report, a press cutting from The Times Educational Supplement of 15 February 1963 reporting on the conference, and a printed programme for the athletics events held on 24 November 1962. Also includes personal letters relating to her visits to New York and South Africa, possibly from former students of Bedford College of Physical Education