The University Experience 1945-1975

An Oral History of the University of Strathclyde

Callum G Brown, Arthur J. McIvor, Neil Rafeek

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This is the first book devoted to an oral history of a British university during the 'swinging sixties'. Students, lecturers and support staff are interviewed about teaching and working on campus in the mid-twentieth century. Told in their own words, it is a story of struggle and sacrifice, pride and commitment. It reveals how the modern university transformed lives, how new technologies propelled path-breaking research, and how with new skills its graduates could remodel society.

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Callum G. Brown is Professor of Religious and Cultural History at the University of Dundee. He is a past editor of the Journal of Scottish Historical Studies.

Arthur J. McIvor is Reader in History, University of Strathclyde.

Neil Rafeek is Research Fellow in Oral History, University of Strathclyde.

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