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 academics, but also from those of students and support staff (such as secretaries, technicians and engineers). It not only uses official records, but also student newspapers, political pamphlets and reminiscences collected through interviews.
Shane Doyle is Senior Lecturer in African History at the University of Leeds. His publications on the history of demography, environmental change, ethnicity, medicine and sexuality include two monographs, Crisis and Decline in Bunyoro: Population and Environment in Western Uganda 1860–1955 (Oxford, James Currey and Athens OH, Ohio University Press, 2006) and Before HIV: Sexuality, Fertility and Mortality in East Africa, 1900–1980 (London, British Academy and Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also edited a collected volume with Henri Médard, Slavery in the Great Lakes Region of East Africa (Ohio University Press, 2007).
Anna Greenwood is Assistant Professor in the History of British Imperialism at the University of Nottingham. She has published widely on the history of the Colonial Medical Service in Africa, medical impressions of the African climate and the theoretical uses of history in other social science disciplines. She has two monographs, Practising Colonial Medicine: The Colonial Medical Service in British East Africa (London, I.B. Tauris, 2007 [under the name of Crozier]) and with Harshad Topiwala, Indian Doctors in Kenya: The Forgotten Story, 1895–1940 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
Matthew M. Heaton is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech. His research interests revolve around the intersections of nationalism, globalisation, and health in twentieth century Nigeria. He is the author of Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry (Athens OH, Ohio University Press, 2013), and the co-author of A History of Nigeria (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2008). He is also the author of several articles and book chapters as well as coeditor of several volumes on health and illness in African history.
Markku Hokkanen is a Docent and Senior Lecturer at the Department of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä. His research deals with the cultural, social and intellectual histories of medicine and health in the modern era, with a focus on colonial Africa (particularly Malawi) and the British Empire. His publications include Medicine and Scottish Missionaries in the Northern Malawi Region, 1875–1930 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007) and ‘Imperial Networks, Colonial Bioprospecting and Burroughs Wellcome & Co’ (Social History of Medicine, 25, 3, 2012). Hokkanen’s current research interests are mobility, networks and the making of medical knowledge in the imperial age.
Michael Jennings is Senior Lecturer in International Development at SOAS, University of London. He is also Chair of the Centre of African Studies, University of London. Michael has published widely on the history of development in East Africa, linking historical themes into contemporary development practice and theory. His work has a particular focus on the role of non-state actors (especially non-governmental organisations, faith-based organisations and missionary societies) in development and service delivery, and their relations with states, donors and the communities in which they work. He also writes on historical and contemporary issues relating to health and healing in Africa.
Yolana Pringle is a Mellon-Newton Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include the history of psychiatry and mental health, humanitarian intervention, and East African social history. She has published articles in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences and the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, and is currently writing a monograph on the development of mental health care in Uganda.
Harshad Topiwala is an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of History in the University of Kent, UK. He has a keen interest in the history of the British Empire and has actively researched colonial medicine for a decade. The findings have been presented in a number of international conferences and the research published in a monograph (with Anna Greenwood), Indian Doctors in Kenya: The Forgotten Story, 1895–1940 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Harshad has lived and worked in a number of countries as a senior executive employed by the multinational oil company Shell. He has also been a non-executive Board member, Vice Chair and Chair of NHS Trusts in the UK.