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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleHill, Prof Rosalind & Barratt, Miss Christina
Ref No8SUF/B/125
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 26
LevelFile
Date9 Feb 1977
Extent125a - 15:01 mins, 125b - 58:56 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Lady Mary Stocks
DescriptionInterview took place at 7 Loom Lane, Radlett, Herts. Also see other interviews related to Lady Stocks [8SUF/B/001, 8SUF/B/002, 8SUF/B/064, 8SUF/B/124]. Interview is in two parts 8SUF/B/125a and 8SUF/B/125b.

Interview summary, 8SUF/B/125a:
0:00 mins:
How Mary Stocks ran Westfield College. Her readings in the Chapel. How she came to Westfield and the role of William Temple in this. Her lack of pretentiousness. Her cats. Her appearance. Her indifference to food. Her health.

15:00 mins:
Her relationship with the students. Her parties on Christmas Eve. Her handling of Westfield College Council. How she brought in outsiders to the College. Her respect for those who adhered to their principles.

Interview summary, 8SUF/B/125b:
00:00 mins:
Her skill as a raconteur. Her affection for her husband and her attitude to feminism generally.

15:00 mins:
Her inaccurate portraits. Her political views in later life. Her retirement from Westfield.

30:00 mins:
Her role in establishing the first provincial birth control clinic. Her career at the British Broadcasting Corporation. Her love of the theatre and the plays she wrote.

45:00 mins:
How she modernised Westfield College. Her love of London and her numerous walks around the city.
URLhttps://www.lse.ac.uk/library/collection-highlights/the-suffrage-interviews
Related Record8SUF/B/001
8SUF/B/002
8SUF/B/064
8SUF/B/124
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 44
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