MR. HAROLD STANNARD, whose distinguished academic record at Christ Church, Oxford, included the highest honours in Classical Moderations, Literae Humaniores and History, was at the time of his untimely death in December, 1947, a member of the staff of The Times in London--a paper with which his association began in 1907. A student of history and politics for upwards of 50 years, he had published a number of studies distinguished by profundity of thought and clarity of style, including a life of Gambetta, The Fabric of Europe," and Rome and Her Monuments." His intimate knowledge of European politics led to his employment during the 1914-18 war in the counter-espionage department of Military Intelligence and in the early part of the 1939-45 war as head of the Italian section of the Foreign Relations Press Service of the Foreign Office. A student of colonial questions, he was sent on a mission to the West Indies by the British Council in 1942-43 after serving for some years as a member of the advisory committee on education of the Secretary of State for the Colonies. He had also worked for some years between the wars as a correspondent for the Carnegie Fund for International Peace.