11 FEBRUARY 1938, Page 6

The election of Mr. Michael Postan to the Professorship of

Economic History at Cambridge (in succession to Professor J. H. Clapham) means that there will be a husband and wife each holding a chair in the same subject at different universities. For Mr. Postan a few months ago married Dr. Eileen Power, and Dr. Power is Professor of Economic History in London University. Dr. Power has no intention of giving up her post, so a situation probably unique is created.

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