10 NOVEMBER 1950, Page 20


The Cambridge Chancellorship

SIR,—Janus is quite correct in saying that the name of Pandit Nehru was not mentioned at the informal meeting at the Senate House. The name of Lord Mountbatten was, however, mentioned as an alternative to Lord Tedder's, and it was only when Lord Mountbatten's nomination was not proceeded with that the possibility of Pandit Nehru standing was considered. His many supporters much regret his decision not to contest an election. They feel that he would have been a worthy successor to General Smuts, and that India is likely to remain within the Commonwealth quite as long as South Africa.—Yours, etc.,