Making History - Pitt Rivers' First Black Anthropology Diploma Student | University of Oxford

Making History - Pitt Rivers' First Black Anthropology Diploma Student

Pamela Roberts
14:30
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3PP

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Gallery tours / talks
Free entry
Yes
Not required

Antiguan-born Harley was one of the first three students to take the University of Oxford's Diploma in Anthropology in 1908. His personal archive has been loaned to the Pitt Rivers Museum for a special display that illustrates his life and work - as a student, a curate and a local politician. Pamela Roberts, author of a recent book titled 'Black Oxford: The Untold Stories of Oxford University's Black Scholars', will present a talk illustrating Harley's life, from growing up in St John's, Antigua, via studies at Howard, Yale and Harvard Universities, to Oxford and the Pitt Rivers Museum, and his later life spent working as a councillor in Leicestershire.