This book provides an 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. It looks at the University's ambitious building programme: 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. The book 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). It not only uses official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets and reminiscences collected through interviews.
The British political elite and Europe, 1959–1984
A higher loyalty
Robert Lister Nicholls
Manchester University Press
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Published by Manchester University Press
Altrincham Street, Manchester, M1 7JA
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ISBN 978 1 5261 2477 7 hardback
First published 2019