The 'Dough' School in the 1950's and 60's
Tuesday 3 July 2012
13:00 - 17:00
The Hospitality Suite, Hamish Wood Building, GCU
Former staff and students of the the Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science
As part of a research project, the Centre will hold a coffee afternoon for former staff and students of the the Glasgow 'Dough' School, or as it was more formerly know, The Glasgow and West of Scotland College of Domestic Science. We hope to have an informal chat during coffee, about memories of the 1950's and 1960's which will then develop into an oral history project and exhibition.
The lead researcher on the project, Dr Vicky Long, hopes that the coffee afternoon and subsequent oral histories will offer some insights into the following:
- Why did women choose to go? What had they done prior to this? Did their families encourage them to attend? What did they hope to do afterwards?
- Career aspirations / prospects – education, work in institutions, nursing. The changing nature of qualifications which facilitated this. Professionalisation of spheres of women’s work / industrialisation of home, and links between home and work
- Social memories of College: rules and regulations (and transgression of!), social events, diversity of student population.
- The ‘science’ part of domestic science / electricity in the home/ biochemistry of nutrition
- The ‘domestic’ side of domestic science – household skills etc
- Post College – work, home/family life – did respondents follow the paths they had envisaged? To what extent did they apply the knowledge gained from their education to other areas of life? What networks did they belong to?
For further information, please contact,
Dr Vicky Long, Victoria.Long@gcu.ac.uk, or
Rhona Blincow, email@example.com