I have recently finished cataloguing the papers of Stanley Hartnoll Bailey, an Assistant Lecturer in International Relations at the LSE 1928-1938. Tragically he died prematurely in his mid 30s, leaving a widow and young children, yet in his relatively short career he achieved a good deal. Many of his various activities are documented in the records that form his archive. In addition to his academic post at the LSE and his position as an Advisor of Studies, Bailey was also a member of several committees. Most notably he was Honorary Secretary of the British Co-ordinating Committee for International Studies 1932-1938, and the collection contains much correspondence and other documents that he created or handled in the course of his work for the committee. Bailey was also a member of the International Student Service’s Co-operating Committee for England and Wales and of the Executive Committee of the International People’s College. The majority of Bailey’s papers consist of copy minutes, agendas, correspondence, memoranda and other papers of various committees, including many records relating to International Studies Conferences and a file of papers of the Labour Party Advisory Committee on International Questions, 1934-1938. The collection also contains Bailey’s research notes and and records collected in the course of his research, papers relating to his teaching role, and copy documents of the United Nations 1927-1932. It is now available to access in the LSE Archives reading room.
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We couldn’t let the London 2012 Olympics pass without a special sports-related blog entry, especially as we have some fantastic pictures of sports days gone by. In the academic year 1921-1922, William Beveridge, then Director of the School, procured the LSE’s sports ground at Malden, Surrey. Beveridge was keen on students undertaking sporting activities, and not just for fun – he took his sport seriously and the School’s first sports day was held that summer, with Beveridge as referee.
Four hundred spectators watched events including:
- 120 yards hurdles
- ladies 80 yards
- putting the weight
- three miles
- long jump
- 100 yards
- 440 yards
- obstacle race
The programme for the day lists all the participants and The Clare Market Review for the summer term of 1922 records the winners, with B.Sc. (Econ) winning the inter-faculty competition, C. W. Reid the Victor Ludorum Cup and the students beating the teaching staff in the tug-of-war. Interestingly, the results also include statements on how close the races were, for example: C. W. Reid won the 220 yards “easily” in 25 2/5 seconds. The 120 yards hurdles, won by X. L. Messenesi, was, however, a “close finish all”.
The Clare Market Review for the Michaelmas term in 1926 includes the words and music for “The Malden Song”, presumably played at School sports events. The lyrics of the first verse and refrain are:
The great trees down at Malden gaze down upon our play
From hoist of flag at morning till darkness veils the day
And when the game is bustling
And strenuous the fray
Comes a whisper with the rustling of the oak trees as they say:
“Play up, play up, ye School men and keep your colours high!
For your battles down at Malden shall cheer you by and by
When to make the scrum you’ve grown too old and dimness clouds the eye
You shall think once more of the days of yore and the purple, black and gold
You shall think once more of the days of yore and the purple, black and gold.”
Maybe they should have included it in the opening ceremony? For more sporting pictures featuring LSE staff and students - including hockey, cricket, football, rugby and rowing - check out our Flickr set LSE Sports.