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 69 Labour MPs who voted with the Conservative government in the Common Market Debate in the House of Commons on 28 October 1971
de Freitas, Geoffrey
Gordon Walker, Patrick
Gunter, Raymond Jones
Mallalieu, Edward Lancelot
Strauss, George Russell
Source: Hansard, 28 October 1971, Vol. 823, cc. 2073–217; Dod's Parliamentary Companion, 1972