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The Reith Lectures

Margery Perham: The Colonial Reckoning: 1961

The Colonial Account

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 lecture entitled 'The Colonial Account', she offers her evaluation of colonialism, setting out the balance of achievements and of mistakes in the British colonial record. Show less

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