Rt. Hon. James Bryce, P.C., D.C.L., LL.D., F. R. S., will lecture on "The Problems of the United States in 1870 and in 1911" in the Living Room of the Union this evening at 8.15 o'clock. The lecture will be open to members of the Union only.
Ambassador Bryce began his political career in 1880 as a member of Parliament, and his intellectual distinction and political industry soon made him a valuable, member of the Liberal party. In 1886, he was made under secretary for foreign affairs, and in 1892 he joined the cabinet, successively acting as chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, president of the Board of Trade, chairman of the royal commission on secondary education, and chief secretary for Ireland in 1905. Finally, he was appointed to the position of British ambassador at Washington, which he has held since 1907.
As a man of letters, Mr. Bryce is very well known in America. His great work "The American Commonwealth," which appeared in 1888, was the first in which the institutions of the United States had been thoroughly discussed from the point of view of a historian and a constitutional lawyer. After a visit to South Africa in 1897, he published a volume of "Impressions" of that country, which carried great weight when the Boer War was being discussed. In his early life he was a notable mountain-climber, ascending Mount Ararat in 1876; and, later, was author of a book on mountain climbing.