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LOCKWOOD, Sir John (1903-1965)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1832 Lockwood
Held at: Birkbeck College
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Full title: LOCKWOOD, Sir John (1903-1965)
Date(s): 1955-1967
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Approx. 100 files and volumes
Name of creator(s): Lockwood | Sir | John | 1903-1965 | Knight | higher education administrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Assistant Lecturer in Latin, Victoria University, Manchester, 1927; Assistant Lecturer in Classics, University College, London, 1927-1930; Lecturer in Greek, University College, London, 1930-1940; Reader in Classics and Tutor to Arts Students, University College, London, 1940-1945, Professor of Latin, UCL, 1945-1951; Dean of Faculty of Arts, University of London, 1950-1951; appointed Master of Birkbeck College, 1951; Public Orator, University of London, 1952-1955; Chairman of Collegiate Council, 1953-1955; Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of London, 1954-1955; Vice-Chancellor, 1955-1958; appointed Member of Court of University of London, 1955; Chairman of following: Secondary School Exams. Council, 1958-1964; Working Party on Higher Education in East Africa, 1958; Grants Committee on Higher Education in Ghana, 1959; West African Examinations Council, 1960-1964; Voluntary Societies' Committee for Service Overseas; Committee on Development of a University in Northern Rhodesia, 1963; Committee on Univ. and Higher Technical Education in Northern Ireland, 1963-1964; Member of following: US Education Commission in UK, 1956-1961; Commission on Post-Secondary and Higher Education in Nigeria, 1959-1960; Council of Royal College of Art, 1960; Council of Overseas Development Institute, 1960-1965; University of Wales Commission, 1960-1963; Council of Royal College, Nairobi, 1961-1965; UNESCO-International Association of Universities Study of Higher Education in Development of Countries of SE Asia, 1961-1965; Provisional Council, University of Zambia, 1964.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir John Lockwood mainly relating to his administrative work in the University of London and in education in Africa, 1957-1965, including minutes, agenda and related papers of committees at Birkbeck College, 1958-1965; Reports of Committees and Commissions of which Lockwood was a member or Chairman, 1957-1965, including An examination of the possibility of setting up a University College in Mauritius [Report by Lockwood], 1962, and Report on the development of a university in Northern Rhodesia (Chairman: Sir John Lockwood), 1963; papers relating to education in Central Africa, Northern Rhodesia, Sierra Leone, South Africa: Basutoland (Lesotho) and Zambia, 1961-1965; reports on veterinary education in East Africa and in developing countries, 1959-1960; addresses, essays, orations, and correspondence, 1959-1967; Administration and Finance Committee, Nigerian Sub-Committee, 1960-1961; copies of letters from Sir Eric Ashby, 1959-1960; correspondence and papers: Department of Technical Co-Operation, National Council of Social Service, 1962; Assembly of the Council of Europe, papers, 1962-1963; correspondence concerning a Vice-Chancellor for Northern Nigeria, 1961-1965; Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology: handing over notes, Jun 1959; University College of Ghana, Achimota, and Kumasi College of Technology, correspondence, working papers and drafts, 1957; correspondence with Nigerian members of the Commission, 1959-1960; correspondence, press cuttings, photographs, 1964; draft biography of Lockwood for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1967; Examinations in secondary schools: the General Certificate of Education and Sixth Form studies: 3rd Report (Chairman: Sir John Lockwood). 1960; Scope and standards of the Certificate of Secondary Education: 7th Report (Chairman: Sir John Lockwood), 1963; Sixth Form studies and university entrance requirements: 6th Report (Chairman: Sir John Lockwood), 1962; The examining of English language: 8th report (Chairman: Sir John Lockwood), 1964; W L Griffiths, The supply of teachers in Nigeria [Report], 1959; Makerere University, Uganda, correspondence, 1954-1958; papers relating to visits to Duke University, 1961, Mauritius and Southern Rhodesia, 1961 and US Ford Foundation, 1958-1962; visits to the USA, schedules, 1960-1963; press cuttings, 1960; personal correspondence, 1960-1965.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Researchers may apply to the Master's Secretary.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the Master's Secretary.

Finding aids:

A shelf list was done by Richard Williams (former Librarian).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Generated and retained in situ by Birkbeck College.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
October 2001

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