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The Reith Lectures

Margery Perham: The Colonial Reckoning: 1961

The Colonial Reckoning; Prospects for the Future

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

African affairs writer and lecturer Margery Perham discusses the effects of colonialism in tropical Africa. In 1939 she became the first female fellow of Nuffield College at Oxford University before being appointed as Director of the Oxford Institute of Colonial Studies in 1945. In her Reith series entitled 'The Colonial Reckoning', she highlights problems of colonial rule.

In this final lecture entitled 'Prospects for the Future', she considers what will happen next. What part are the former colonial states - which form the great majority of the so-called 'uncommitted nations' - likely to play in our world? What will Britain's relationship be like with its former empire? Show less

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