A History of the University of Manchester, 1951-73

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Manchester University Press, 2000 - Education - 281 pages
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Frank and entertaining account of the University of Manchester's struggle to meet the Government's demands for the rapid expansion of higher education in the 1950s and the 1960s. Looks at the University's ambitious building program: the controversial attempts to reform its constitution and improve its communications amid demands for greater democracy in the workplace, the struggle to retain its old pre-eminence in a competitive world where new 'green field' universities were rivalling older civic institutions. Tells the story, not just from the point of view of administrators and academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). Uses, not only official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets, and reminisences collected through interviews conducted by an experienced oral historian. The only book on the University of Manchester as a whole.
 

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Contents

Government Science and Humanities
27
Student culture
44
Building and social relations
64
The 1960s
87
Participation and protest
172
The early 1970s
178
Aftermath of a crisis 197073
207
Stability and moral conflict 197073
222
Epilogue
237
Sources and bibliography
253
Statistical appendix by Michele Abendstern
264
Index
273
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Brian Pullan is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Manchester

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