Papers of Professor J.M.Roberts

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Programme notes and working scripts for the BBC television series The Triumph of the West, together with correspondence regarding this programme, 1977-85; drafts for the book The Triumph of the West and a BBC brochure for the book. Engagement diary, while Vice Chancellor, 1982-3; a tape of Radio Glen's programme 'Talking shop', conversation between Chris Carnegy and Professor John Roberts, 1984; a menu of a dinner in honour of Professor and Mrs Roberts, 1985, and notes for an oration for Professor J.S.Bromley

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr John Morris Roberts (1928-) was Prize Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1951-3; Commonwealth Fund Fellow, Princeton and Yale, 1953-4; Fellow and Tutor at Merton College, Oxford, 1953-79; acting Warden of Merton College, 1969-70 and 1977-9; Senior Proctor, Oxford University, 1967-8; Vice Chancellor and Professor, University of Southampton, 1979-85; Warden of Merton College, Oxford, 1984-1991.

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