704R. Harrod to Wilhelmine Cresswell, 16 October 1937 [a]

"So far as I can make out Nuffield College is likely to involve me in a great deal of unpaid work. I got on my high horse, which I always do with the Vice-Chancellor, it must make him furious, I dont know why I do it, I dont want to annoy him, and explained how in these investigations it was now possible to maintain certain high standards of scientific method, suggesting that if it was left to him it would degenerate into a talking shop." [1]

  1. 1. For more details on the foundation of Nuffield College see letter 705 and Harrod, "Lord Nuffield's Foundation in Oxford" ( 1937:16 ). The vice-chancellor was A. D. Lindsay, with whom Harrod already had sharp disagreements in 1934-35 regarding the reorganization of social studies in Oxford: see note 2 to essay 15 and letters 430 (and in particular note 1 ), 431 , and 432 .
    1. a. From Christ Church, Oxford#, ALS, two pages, in HPBL Add. 72777/39.


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