Papers collected by Tim Matthews concerning activities at University College of Rhodesia (UCR) and conditions in Rhodesia, 1968-1975; comprising correspondence and papers on University College of Rhodesia, 1968-1971, including material on links between UCR and British universities, papers on Matthews' expulson in 1970, and press cuttings; correspondence and papers on Matthews' activities in London, 1970-1972, including correspondence with George Thomson MP and Jack Straw, President, National Union of Students, on events at UCR and the problem of educaton for Rhodesians, correspondence with Harold Wilson on Labour Party policy on Rhodesia; correspondence and papers on the campaign to exclude UCR from the 1973 Association of Commonwealth Universities Conference; and correspondence and papers on the African National Congress, 1973.
MATTHEWS, Tim I (fl 1968-1975)
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- ReferenceGB 101 ICS 54
- Dates of Creation1968-1975
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
On 10 February 1955 the University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was incorporated by Royal Charter. In 1956 the College entered into a ' Scheme of Special Relation' with the University of London. An Academic Board of the College negotiated with the University of London the entrance requirements for the admission of students, syllabuses, examination procedures, the award of London degrees and other academic matters.
After the break up of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland in 1963, Zambian and Malawian students were to be catered for by universities in their own countries but it was agreed that the College should continue as 'an independent institution of learning, open to all races, serving not only the higher education requirements of Rhodesia but also contributing to the advancement of knowledge, science and research in Central Africa and within the international community of Universities'.
In 1970 the 'Schemes of Special Relation' were phased out and in September that year the University of Rhodesia was established, to be governed by a Council and a Senate. At the end of 1973, the first students with University of Rhodesia degrees graduated from the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Studies.
The College now forms part of the University of Zimbabwe.
Tim Matthews was expelled from the College in 1970.
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