INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR ON 14TH JULY, 1942

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 7

Abstract

The following speech by Sir Ivor Jennings, frst Vice Chancellor of the University of Ceylon, delivered at the inauguration of the University of Peradeniya as the new main campus of the University of Ceylon in July 1942, has been reproduced here in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of the institution. In this speech, Sir Jennings reminisces the negotiations and tensions underlying the decision to shift the University of Ceylon premises to Kandy, the administrative and logistical challenges encountered in the process, and the vision for this seat of higher education as envisaged then. He also emphasizes the importance of offering well-rounded education that constructively contributes to societal growth, and also the crucial role played by academic independence in ensuring meaningful intellectual growth of an institution of higher learning.

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Sir W. Ivor Jennings

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Sir W. Ivor Jennings (2017). INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR ON 14TH JULY, 1942. Social Affairs, 1(7), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31434