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SZ/UEA - University of East Anglia

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University of East Anglia
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9 boxes
University of East Anglia
Ford Foundation
Scope and content
Minutes, papers and correspondence relating to the foundation of the University of East Anglia, the establishment of its School of Environmental Sciences, and a programme of seminars on environmental problems supported by the Ford Foundation. 1959-

SZ had a general interest in the expansion of provision for university education in Britain in the 1960s by virtue of his activities as deputy Chairman of the Advisory Council on Scientific Policy (ACSP) and Chairman of the ACSP's Committee on Scientific Manpower (see SZ/ACSP). His particular involvement in the creation of a university in Norwich was influenced by the city's relative proximity to his long-time holiday home in Burnham Thorpe and pressure from his North Norfolk neighbour, Sir Roy Harrod.

In 1959 SZ was appointed to the Executive Committee and to its advisory Academic Planning Board, and was consequently closely involved with the initial development of the academic profile of the University. In particular he can be considered the begetter of the School of Environmental Sciences. SZ worked closely with the School and its founding Dean, Professor Keith Clayton, for the rest of his life.
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