n Historia - In memoriam : Professor Burridge Spies (5 January 1930 - 22 July 2008)

Volume 53, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0018-229X
  • Author John Lambert
  • Source : Historia, Volume 53, Issue 2, Nov 2008, p. 1 - 3
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
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I met Burridge almost 35 years ago to the day when I began at the University of South Africa (Unisa) at the beginning of August in 1973. I was very dubious about coming to Unisa from Pietermaritzburg. It had a reputation very different to what I had been used to at the University of Natal and I was greatly relieved when on my first day I met Burridge and found in him a kindred spirit. We both shared a very similar vision of what history means and were politically akin.

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