In 1932 the Cambridge Professor of Political Economy, Professor A. C. Pigou, was asked by the Archbishop of York, Dr Temple, to suggest someone to join a Commission of Enquiry under the auspices of the International Missionary Council. The Commission was to spend six months in Africa preparing a report on the impact of copper-mining in what is now Zambia on native society and the work of the Christian Missions in the Copperbelt. Pigou suggested Austin Robinson, who was given leave of absence for the Michaelmas term and sailed for Cape Town on 1 July, returning on 19 December.
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