London (Oct. 8)
Proffessor Gustav Cassel, the great Swedish economist (he is a Jew), has accepted the invitation of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Rhodes Trustees to be the Rhodes Memorial Lecturer for the year 1931 Professor Cassel will reside in Oxford during the summer term 1932. The title of his lectures will be announced later.
Professor Cassel, who was born in Sweden in 1866, is one of the greatest authorities in the world on monetary problems and the gold standard. His memorandum on the world’s monetary problems was published by the League of Nations for submission to the International Financial Conference held in Brussels in 1920. His proposals were adopted by a number of European countries in stabilising their currency.
Last year, Professor Einstein was the Rhodes Memorial Lecturer at Oxford. The Rhodes Memorial lectureship was established by the Trustees of the Estate of the late Cecil Rhodes, to be awarded to a man usually residing outside Britain, of outstanding distinction in public life, science, scholarship, letters, or business. The Fellow is required to give two or more public lectures and to reside in Oxford for at least one whole term.