CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/6/5/1
TitleGraduation or reunion event address
Extent10 leaves
DescriptionUndated address, possibly given at a graduation or reunion event, c 1940s-1950s. Reflects upon the changes brought to the University by the First World War; pre-War optimism; closeness of the post-War student community; inauguration of the University's Gala Week; growth in women student numbers during the war years; her election and term as president of the Student's Representative Council [S.R.C.](including opposition from the Chapel Committee to a woman reading the lesson during the 'Kirking' ceremony); key figures in the S.R.C, including Jimmy Hunter, 'Links' the 'Peter', Harvey and McCallum, Jean MacKay, John Crichton, Forbes Catto, Nelie Flett; the term of Sir Robert Horne as Rector; the last-minute nature of the first Gala show; her involvement in the Confederation International des Students (C.I.S.), including attendance at their conference in Holland in 1923 and reluctance of University authorities to admit foreign students.
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