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A History of the University of Manchester, 1973–90

Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern


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 ... More

Keywords: University of Manchester, higher education, green field universities, civic institutions, student newspapers, political pamphlets, government demands, rapid expansion, 1950s, 1960s

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780719062421
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719062421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Pullan, author

Michele Abendstern, author