This chapter examines the migration of German refugee scientists at Oxford University in England during the 1930s. The main organized British response to the plight of German scholars was the voluntary Academic Assistance Council formed in late May 1933 with Ernst Rutherford as its president. This chapter analyses the differential reception of refugee scientists, mainly from Germany, but also from Spain, Czechoslovakia, and Austria, in Oxford between 1933 and 1939. It considers how Ferdinand von Lindemann used the émigré physicists to transform the Clarendon Laboratory for which he was responsible.
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