Ife and Biology

Halstead, L. B. (1972-03-14)


An inaugural lecture is an occasion to survey one's field, to explain what one does, to demonstrate its relevance and to place one's own contributions into their general perspective. It is in fact an opportunity for a kind of academic license. However, today I intend to outline my attitude to Ife, to discuss some general questions, which I believe are important to us and which have implications for Biology at Ife. I shall illustrate my arguments with examples culled from my observations and experiences here, which though local, may I suspect, have relevance to many young universities in this part of the world.