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.
Labour Parliamentary Private Secretaries sacked by Wilson for abstaining in the House of Commons vote on 10 May 1967 on the government's recommendation for Britain to join the Common Market.
Eadie, Alexander PPS to Margaret Herbison
English, Michael PPS to Douglas Jay
Fletcher, Raymond PPS to Roy Mason
Kerr, David PPS to Judith Hart
Morris, Alfred PPS to Fred Peart
Pavitt, Laurence PPS to Michael Stewart
Watkins, Tudor PPS to Cledwyn Hughes
Source: Daily Mail, 12 May 1967