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1967 – The Labour Government introduce differential fees for “foreign” students for the first time.

[Perraton, A History of Foreign Students in Britain]

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Geoff Palmer

Image courtesy of Professor Geoff Palmer By Natasha Ruwona Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer, referred to now as Sir Geoff Palmer, was born in 1940 in Jamaica. Palmer joined his mother who was …

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Primary source material – ‘The Colour Problem at the University: A West Indian’s Changing Attitudes’- Kenneth Ramchand

Primary source material reproduced from Kenneth Ramchand, ‘The Colour Problem at the University: A West Indian’s Changing Attitudes’, in H. Tajfel & J.L. Dawson (eds.) Disappointed Guests: Essays by African, …

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Kenneth Ramchand

Kenneth Ramchand

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Hannah McGurk Kenneth Ramchand wrote his PhD on Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1963. He was a scholarship student from Trindad (Kayalis & Natsina, 2011). …

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Primary source material – ‘Sportrait: Rudi Webster’ – The Student

Primary source material reproduced from ‘Sportrait: Rudi Webster’, The Student, 17/05/1962. A native of Barbados, this 6’ 5” lean and lanky West Indian is the powerhouse of Scottish cricket and …

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Primary source material – ‘Immigration’ – Bayo Olusanya – The Student

Primary source material reproduced from Bayo Olusanya, ‘Immigration’, The Student, 26/04/1962. Before the 1962 Commonwealth Immigration Act passed, citizens of Commonwealth countries could migrate to Britain with relative ease. After …

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Primary source material – Ujamaa: The Basis of African Socialism – Julius Nyerere

Primary source material reproduced from Julius Nyerere, Ujamaa: The Basis of African Socialism (Dar Es Salaam, 1962) Julius Nyerere published Ujamaa: The Basis of African Socialism in 1962 soon after …

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Semei Nyanzi

Semei Nyanzi

Image – reproduced courtesy of the Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students Association By Laurence Jarlett As a pre-eminent economist and prominent government participant, Semei Nyanzi …

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Semei Nyanzi 1967 – The Labour Government introduce differential fees for “foreign” students for the first time

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