Past TimesEd

19th December 2003 at 00:00
75 years ago

* December 22, 1928

Snow fell in Switzerland weeks ago, and even at the 4,000ft level winter sports are in full swing among the inhabitants, though the tide of visitors from England does not set in until the school holidays begin, and the great majority arrive on Christmas Eve. After the crowd arrives it is sometimes difficult for a small child to find a slope where it can fall about undisturbed upon its skis.

50 years ago

* December 18, 1953 The universities of Cape Town and Witwatersrand, which by their charters educate students of any colour, have long been criticised by the South African Government in its pursuit of apartheid. Now they are directly threatened. Dr Malan declared last week that the Government had decided to end this "mingling" as soon as possible, and that a commission was now working out the steps. The occasion he chose to announce this assault on academic independence was ironically itself an academic ceremony- graduation at Stellenbosch University. South Africans, for whom the racial question is on any policy acutely difficult, are understandably impatient of the homilies read them from Great Britain. But here another issue of the greatest importance is involved- that of the independence of universities in academic matters, of which the admission of students is assuredly one...Vice-chancellors here owe their united support to their colleagues in South Africa.

25 years ago An industrial dispute kept the TES out of production from November 30, 1978 to November 16, 1979.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a TES/ TESS subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
 
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today