Humanists: 'The Cambridge Humanists and the BBC'
Scope and Contents
The collection comprises documents related to the Cambridge Humanists and their deputation to the BBC to argue the case for a Humanist presence on the air.
- 1955 - 1979
Biographical / Historical
The Cambridge Humanists (CH) were founded in 1955 'for discussion, to hear talks by visiting speakers, and, in general, to give expression to the humanist point of view in the City and University of Cambridge'. Members included Prof. JD Boyd, JL Brereton, R Bryden [?KC 1951], Meyer Fortes (KC 1950), JSL Gilmour, CJ Goodchild, R[obin] L[apthorn] Marris (KC 1941), JW Miller, JR Northam, C[harles] C[ameron] D[eane] Shute (KC 1936), W[illiam] D[avid] J[ames] Cargill Thompson (KC 1951), R[obert] [Karel] Weatherall (KC 1950), KW Wedderburn, Noel Annan (KC 1935), Bertrand Russell, and Edmund R Leach (KC 1960) with support from D Daiches, E[dward] M[organ] Forster (KC 1897), F Hoyle, RA Lyttelton, G[eorge] E Moore, Mrs CD Rackham, Gwen Raverat, and Prof Sir Arthur Tansley.
6 envelope(s) : paper
Language of Materials
Routledge's file titles have been retained.
Former / Other Reference
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This file was given by Norman Routledge in August 2005.
- 2005-09-08 15:20:43+00:00
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