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Guard-book containing typescript copies of Oxford university lectures

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MS. Top. Oxon. d. 360
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Guard-book containing typescript copies of Oxford university lectures:

  1. (fols. 1-32) Harold Edward Dale, 'The personnel and problems of the Higher Civil Service' (Sydney Ball lecture, 1943);
  2. (fols. 33-59) A. D. Ritchie, 'Scientific method in social studies' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1943);
  3. (fols. 60-84) John Laird, 'Political liberty and human wellbeing' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1944);
  4. (fols. 85-117) John Boyd Orr, 'The third major transition phase of civilization' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1949);
  5. (fols. 118-154) Édouard Dolléans, 'Three points of contact between France and Great Britain 1862-1910; outstanding moments in the history of the worker movement' (Sydney Ball lecture, 1949);
  6. (fols. 155-182) Sir W. H. Fyfe, 'Herbert Spencer' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1951);
  7. (fols. 183-217) J. B. S. Haldane, 'Time in Biology' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1955);
  8. (fols. 218-270) Morris Ginsberg, 'Social Change' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1958);
  9. (fols. 271-308) Sir Charles Darwin, 'The increasing numbers of mankind' (Herbert Spencer lecture, Nov. 1958);
  10. (fols. 309-329) Baroness Wootton of Abinger, 'The Arbitrator's task' (Sydney Ball lecture, 1958);
  11. (fols. 330-362) Noel Annan, 'Three Sociologists in English Literature' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1960);
  12. (fols. 363-394) Sir Peter Medawar, 'Evolution and evolutionism' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1962);
  13. (fols. 395-434) Richard Hofstadter, 'The paranoid style in American politics' (Herbert Spencer lecture, 1963).


  • Creation: 1943-1963


434 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Top. Oxon. d. 360, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Top. Oxon. d. 360

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CMD ID 7457


Guard-book containing typescript copies of Oxford university lectures, 1943-1963.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Edward Dale (1875–1954) was a British civil servant and author.

Arthur David Ritchie (1891–1967) was a British chemical physiologist and philosopher.

John Laird (1887–1946) was a British philosopher.

John Boyd Orr, Baron Boyd Orr (1880–1971) was a British nutritional physiologist.

Édouard Dolléans (1877-1954) was a French historian.

Sir William Hamilton Fyfe (1878–1965) was a British headmaster and university administrator.

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892–1964) was a British geneticist.

Morris Ginsberg (1889–1970) was a British sociologist and philosopher.

Sir Charles Galton Darwin (1887–1962) was a British physicist.

Barbara Frances Wootton [née Adam], Baroness Wootton of Abinger (1897–1988) was a British economist and social scientist

Noel Gilroy Annan, Baron Annan (1916–2000) was a British military intelligence officer, author, and academic.

Sir Peter Brian Medawar (1915–1987) was a British biologist.

Richard Hofstadter (1916-1970) was an American historian.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received in accordance with university statutes, 1943-1963.

Guard-book containing typescript copies of Oxford university lectures
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