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Did you study at a new university in the 1960s or 1970s?

By Jon E Agar, on 10 May 2016

Were you studying, teaching or researching science or technology at one or the following universities in the 1960s or 1970s? Or do you know someone who did?

  • University of Sussex
  • University of York
  • University of Kent at Canterbury
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Essex
  • University of Lancaster
  • University of Warwick
  • Brunel University

If so, I would very much like to hear about your experiences.

I am planning to conduct some research as part of a project on the expansion of the new 1960s universities and the conversion of the Colleges of Advanced Technology to university status, and am particularly interested in how these changes reshaped the teaching and research of science and technology in the UK.

If you are able to share your memories I would be very grateful if you could contact me. My email address is jonathan.agar@ ucl.ac.uk


My postal address is:

Professor Jon Agar, Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT



One Response to “Did you study at a new university in the 1960s or 1970s?”

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    Akbar Rahmatullah wrote on 7 June 2017:

    Good morning.
    Just came across this site. Not sure if this is current and if you’re still interested in input from people who were at the above listed Universities?
    I was at the University of Essex in the Late seventies at the Department of Electrical Engineering Science. Please do let me know via email of your interest so I can then respond accordingly.

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