99R. J. A. Smith
to Harrod, 1 February 1926
heard that Harrod was concerned about the vice-chancellor's action
against certain "communists", inquires whether someone was taking
steps in the matter. 
- 1. J. Wells,
the vice-chancellor of Oxford University, wrote a letter to The
Times explaining that some undergraduates who were found guilty of
"endeavouring to induce Indian students to join the Communist
Party" were required to "sign the following promise, with the
alternative of being expelled from the University": "I solemnly
promise that, so long as I am a resident member of Oxford
University, I will hold no communication, direct or indirect, with
any organized Communist association, and that I will not endeavour
to propagate Communist ideas either directly or indirectly"
("Communist Undergraduates", The Times, 26 January 1926, p. 15).
matter is further discussed in letter
100 R (see in particular note
- a. From
Magdalen College, Oxford#, two pages ALS, in HPBL Add.
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