Sir Ivor Jennings: His Writings now edited by Harshan Kumarasingham

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HARSHANHarshan Kumarasingham ed., Constitution Maker: Select Writings of Sir Ivor Jennings, vol 46 in the Camden series of the Royal Historical Society 2014. All rights reserved. University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT | 020 7387 7532

JENNINGS 22 - SUNDAY OBSERVER Pic from Sunday Observer

Sir Ivor Jennings (1903-65), Downing Professor of Law at Cambridge, was one of the 20th century’s most famous and significant constitutional scholars and the author of numerous well-known texts. Beyond his prestigious roles in Britain, Jennings was also very influential internationally as an advisor on constitutional questions between the 1940s and 60s. This volume brings together for the first time previously unpublished letters, memoranda, diaries and confidential evaluations of constitutional issues, political elites and critical events in territories including Ceylon, Ethiopia, Gibraltar  India, Malta, Malaya, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Rhodesia, Singapore, South Africa and Sudan. Also included are Jennings’ candid and forthright assessments on Britain’s constitutional influence abroad and his direct experience of constitution making. The introduction provides a guide to this English Professor’s remarkable international role and his scholarly value.  This collection sheds light not only on Jennings’ work and influence, but also on British ideas about democracy and on institutions across the globe during the climactic era of decolonisation.

JENNINGS 111 Jennings at work -Pic from

JENNINGS FAREWELL WALK Jennings in farewell walk with the President of the Student Union at Peradeniya in 1954 -Pic fr


Constitution-Maker – Selected Writings of Sir Ivor Jennings has been finally published with CUP……
the link is … the book will be launched launch by Vernon Bogdanor and A.W. Bradley at 5.00 pm in the Senate Room of Senate House, Uni London on 19th March  2015

Harshan Kumarasingham can be reached at

Access the CEYLON section as pdf here Camdenfifth_Ceylon

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