706R. Harrod to Wilhelmine Cresswell, 19 October 1937 [a]

"My improvised lecture on the Pop[ulation]. question went quite well, I think". [1]

  1. 1. Harrod lectured weekly on population during Hilary term 1937 (Oxford University Gazette; an earlier series of lectures on population was advertised for Michaelmas term 1925). It is told that "some students collected a number of prams containing babies and left them outside Christ Church Hall so that Harrod could be reassured when he came out after giving his lecture there" (G. D. A. MacDougall, private communication, 30 September 1999. MacDougall adds that his late wife Margaret Hall, who was friendly with Harrod's wife Billa, confirmed that something of this kind had happened).
    1. a. From Christ Church, Oxford#, ALS, two pages, in HPBL Add. 72777/44.


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