"The Coal Mine Situation in Great Britain" will be the subject of a speech by R. H. Tawney, the noted British economist and author, in Emerson D tonight at 8 o'clock. Through his recent service on the Sankey Coal Commission in England, appointed to investigate the coal situation and the general unrest among the workers, and his training as an economist, Mr. Tawney is thoroughly conversant with his topic. He comes to the University at the invitation of the Department of Economics. The lecture will be open to the public.
Mr. R. H. Tawney was born in Calcutta in 1880, was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, and until the outbreak of the war was engaged in teaching, most of his time being spent at Oxford and on the executive committee of the Workers' Educational Association. He is the author of books on English economic history, the minimum wage, and similar economic subjects. In 1914 he enlisted as a private in the army, and in 1916 was wounded on the Somme. The Sankey Commission, on which he recently served, was a body of men representing the mine-workers, the mine-owners and the public, and was appointed to recommend to Parliament legislation upon the coal situation. After a long study of the matter the Commission proposed the nationalization of the mines.