Sir Philip Hartog: Remembering SOAS’s forgotten founder

By Angel Lambo|February 28, 2017|Uncategorized|55 comments

Sir Philip Joseph Hartog (1864 – 1947) has now become the largely forgotten founder of SOAS after he campaigned for the parliamentary committee to consider starting an Oriental school in London. Even in the face of cynicism from Oxbridge wigs and crippling underfunding Hartog still managed to see the future of the school beyond being a post-war language training arm of the University of London. While the government was only

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