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 life cycle in Western Europe , c.1300–c.1500
Manchester Medieval Studies
SERIES EDITOR Dr S. H. Rigby
SERIES ADVISORS Professor John Hatcher
Professor J. H. Moran Cruz
The study of medieval Europe is being transformed as old orthodoxies are challenged, new methods embraced and fresh fields of inquiry opened up. The adoption of inter-disciplinary perspectives and the challenge of economic, social and cultural theory are forcing medievalists to ask new questions and to see familiar topics in a fresh light.
The aim of this series is to combine the scholarship traditionally associated with medieval studies with an awareness of more recent issues and approaches in a form accessible to the non-specialist reader.
ALREADY PUBLISHED IN THE SERIES
The commercialisation of English society, 1000–1500
Reform and the papacy in the eleventh century
Picturing women in late medieval and Renaissance art
The politics of carnival
Medieval law in context
Chaucer in context
THE LIFE CYCLE IN WESTERN EUROPE, c.1300–c.1500
Manchester University Press
Copyright © Deborah Youngs 2006
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ISBN 0 7190 5816 x paperback
EAN 978 0 7190 5916 2
First published 2006
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