From 1961 to the present day – book tells university’s story

University honorary archivist Marion McClintock with her new book about the history of the university, Shaping the Future

University honorary archivist Marion McClintock with her new book about the history of the university, Shaping the Future

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Marion McClintock has used her skills as Lancaster University’s honorary archivist, as well as her own recollections of the rapidly changing university, to pen Shaping the Future.

The book was commissioned by outgoing vice-chancellor Professor Paul Wellings.

Marion, who has both lived and worked in Lancaster since 1968, said: “I wanted to reflect upon the last 50 years of the university, and emphasise the position Lancaster University now holds in the rankings,” said Marion, who can remember when the university was based at St Leonardgate.

Marion was perhaps the most qualified to undertake such an enormous task, having worked across many different areas of the university, including the English department, management school, central administration and on governing bodies.

She worked as academic registrar from 1994 to 2006 before “retiring”, only to return and work in the university archive, and has also been awarded the MBE.

Her book details a journey beginning in 1961 to present day, focusing on the growing success of the university.

See the Lancaster Guardian (05-01-12) for full story.