200R. Memo--to the Governing Body, [February 1931] [a]

Harrod stresses the legal and moral points that under the original agreement and the old statutes, the Duke of Westminster Student was to be considered as a Student of Christ Church, and that with the new statutes all Students should be on the Governing Body. The Duke of Westminster Student should therefore be a member of the Governing Body. [1] Continues at 201 R.

  1. 1. The problem concerning the position of the Duke of Westminster Student was the subject of a harsh dispute between Lindemann and those who opposed the Student's becoming a member of the Governing Body of Christ Church. Harrod took side with Lindemann. He later recalled the episode, with all the intrigues it involved, in The Prof. (1959), pp. 146-59 (see also Birkenhead, The Prof in Two Worlds. The Official Life of Professor F. A. Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, London: Collins, 1961, pp. 142-45); some doubts on Harrod's version, however, are mentioned in R. Blake, "A Personal Memoir", in W. A. Eltis, M. Fg. Scott and J. N. Wolfe, Induction, Growth and Trade. Essays in Honour of Sir Roy Harrod (1970), p. 5.

    A first reaction to Harrod's memorandum came from G. T. Hutchinson, the treasurer of Christ Church, who inquired with the members of the Governing Body felt that the matter should be discussed by the Governing Body itself (confidential circular letter to members, 24 February 1931, in HPBL Add. 71768/23-24). Harrod replied on 4 March (letter 201 R).

    1. a. TD, three pages, mimeo, in HPBL Add. 72768/28-30.


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