Dr John Buchanan - an Esperanto legacy to the University of Liverpool

In 1930, Dr John Buchanan bequeathed £4,000 to the University of Liverpool to fund a lectureship in Esperanto. It was the first of its kind in the world, and is still in existence today. This illustrated narrative explains why Buchanan left money to universities, hospitals and other philanthropic organisations, and why, in particular, he chose to favour the University of Liverpool with such an unusual bequest. It describes the early days of Esperanto at the University, and follows the development of the John Buchanan Lectureship and Prizes from the inaugural lecture given by Professor William Collinson in 1931 to the latest planned seminars and workshops. 


Tellier, A. (2013). Dr John Buchanan - an Esperanto legacy to the University of Liverpool. Barlaston: Esperanto UK.

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