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Author Hooper, Barbara, 1929-

Title Mary Stocks, 1891-1975 : an uncommonplace life / Barbara Hooper.

Published London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  914.20382092 STOC/ HOOP MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / Lord Soper of Kingsway -- Ch. 1. The London Years: 1891-1913 -- Ch. 2. The Oxford Years: 1913-1924 -- Ch. 3. The Manchester and Liverpool Years: 1924-1937 -- Ch. 4. The Westfield Years: 1939-1951 -- Ch. 5. The BBC Years: 1951-1965 -- Ch. 6. The House of Lords Years: 1966-1975 -- Epilogue: The Mary Stocks Legend and Legacy.
Summary The life of Mary Stocks was one of public service and national achievement. She was a champion of many causes - women's rights and higher education, Socialism, family planning and the National Health Service. She found time for pioneering birth-control clinics, writing plays and biographies and serving as the 'statutory woman' on government committees. Among her friends were Nancy Astor, Marie Stopes and Lord Beveridge. She became Principal of Westfield College (University of London) and won a national reputation as a popular broadcaster, especially on Any Questions and Woman's Hour. At the age of 75, she entered the House of Lords as a Labour Life Peer.
Subject Stocks, Mary D. (Mary Danvers), 1891-1975.
Women authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women political activists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Women teachers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
ISBN 0485115077