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Papers of Peter Davis relating to his work for Oxfam

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MS. 22151
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Papers comprising:

  1. ‘Brief details of visit by Jim Howard to Kampuchea and Vietnam, 24th August-7th September, 1979’ and related papers, sent to Peter Davis by Paul Sherlock, formerly of Oxfam Humanitarian Department. The related papers (which are not in the Oxfam archive) include information from UNICEF about Kampuchean government representatives, a list of possible purchases for the emergency response, and information about transport links and air cargo.
  2. File of papers relating to an Association International Etudiants, Social - Economic – Cultural (AIESEC) conference about 'Education towards International and Cultural Understanding' in São Paulo, Brazil, 30 May-4 Jun 1994, attended by Peter Davis representing Oxfam.
  3. 'Review of Oxfam’s relations with the European Union' by Chris Dammers, Dec 1999, annotated by Peter Davis
  4. File of papers concerning the Development Education Exchange in Europe Project and other European initiatives, 1996-2016. Includes the Development Education Summer School in Birmingham, Jul 1997, the 1998 summer school in Fano, Italy, on 'Promoting Human Rights for Human Development' and the Development Education resolution at the European Union Development Council, 2001.


  • Creation: 1979-2016


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MS. 22151

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 22151


Papers of Peter Davis relating to his work for Oxfam.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Davis (1945-2021) was educated at Farnham Grammar School and North-Western Polytechnic, trained to be a teacher and taught for several years in London and Wiltshire. In 1976 he joined Oxfam's Education Department as an Education Officer and came to establish and manage Oxfam's development education grants programme. He travelled to many countries in the course of his work including Bolivia, Cambodia, Israel and India and retired from Oxfam in 2009, from the post of International Coordiator For Youth and Education.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian Library in 2022 by Marcia Davis.

Related Materials

Bodleian: Records produced by Oxfam's development education and youth work

Catalogue of the Papers of Peter Davis relating to his Work for Oxfam
Lucy McCann
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
First edition.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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