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927, LO/282/233
Leicester Oral History Archive Collection

Speaker: Waddington, Nora, 1908 - , Interviewee, Female, Headteacher;
Speaker: Flawith, J., Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Former headmistress of Newarke Girls school in Leicester recalls being early student of University College Leicester [now University of Leicester] in 1920s. Describes in detail activities at the college including sports, tuition and societies, and accommodation. Mentions the Principle, Dr Altree, contemporary student including C. P. Snow and Malcolm Sargent. Comments on curriculum. Details sitting exams and degrees being conferred by London University at this time. Recalls going to Cambridge to study for post graduate teaching degree. Recalls difficulty of obtaining teaching work and eventually obtaining job in Lincolnshire before position at Alderman Newton's in Leicester. Talks about nature of work as Headmistress.
Place of birth:
Education: University College Leicester; Cambridge University;
Marital Status: Single, Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Language: English

Recording Date: 5/6/1986
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
Cross Reference:

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