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From Refugee Assistance to Freedom of Learning: the Strategic Vision of A. V. Hill, 1933–1964

Paul Weindling

in In Defence of Learning: The Plight, Persecution, and Placement of Academic Refugees, 1933-1980s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264812
eISBN:
9780191754029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264812.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The founding of the Academic Assistance Council (AAC) in May 1933 was a rapid and constructive response to the Nazi threat to science and learning. Among the far-sighted academics involved was the ... More


Reconstructing India

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687149
eISBN:
9780199081684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

According to Radha Kamal Mukherjee, science began in India with a contempt and repudiation of the country's spiritual and cultural values. At the turn of the twentieth century, the British Empire ... More


Bureaucratic reformism and the cults of Sir Henry Tizard and operational research

William Thomas

in Scientific Governance in Britain, 1914-79

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719090981
eISBN:
9781526115133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090981.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although devices such as radar figure prominently in histories of science in World War II Britain, attention has also been paid to the organisation of science and its ‘coordination’ with the war ... More


Dreams and Realities

Indira Chowdhury

in Growing the Tree of Science: Homi Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466900
eISBN:
9780199087211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466900.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

World War II and India gaining independence form the background to the creation of TIFR. This chapter demonstrates how these two events shaped the articulation of Bhabha’s vision for science. His ... More


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