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TitleOral history interview with Mrs Jennifer Greenfield on 14 October 2015
Date14 October 2015
Extent1 Wav file and 1 transcript
Name of CreatorUniversity of Surrey, Alumni and Development Department
Grafton, Rebecca
Greenfield, Jennifer
DescriptionInterview conducted by Rebecca Grafton.

00:00-00:46: Introduction

00:46-02:25: Why Battersea? Desire to move away from Cornwall; good diversity of module subjects

02:25-12:47: Course: describes interest in social work; interview with Dr Freyne; masters course needed to become social worker

12:47-20:00: First impressions: describes Battersea Main Building; mentions Ralph West halls of residence; Miss Quinn; describes catering; mentions illness; lessons in small rooms; dissected frog in laboratory

20:00-27:04: Guildford Campus: Two years at Battersea, one in Guildford; some staff had moved across; recalls disappointment moving out of London; describes Battersea scarf; Spear's House accommodation; recalls bell ringing at Guildford Cathedral; describes building work

27:04-36:36: Course: Human Relations; sociology, psychology, philosophy; extra module in astronomy; Dr Salmon, psychology; research project related to Rorschach test; course aimed to be vocational; Professor Trop, sociology; describes industrial placement in a factory for six weeks; Dr Welch; Dr Nicholas Haynes; essay writing

36:36-45:41: Field Work: industrial sociology; industrial placement in munitions factory to observe the social norms; placement in home for children; placements during summer holidays; expanded life experience; accommodation provided in children's home, Barnardos

45:41-56:37: Students: 26 women and 8 men on Human Relations course; describes international students; mentions Catholic Society, run by Father Hadshaw, strong pastoral role, married Jennifer to her husband, also a Surrey alumnus; recalls final examinations; mentions trips into London, Sloane Square, King's Road; Ursula Andress

56:37-01:01:36: Examinations: Mostly required remembering information, less analysis; essays; mostly knew questions beforehand

01:01:36-01:06:42: Staff: Mainly male staff; Professor Tropp; Dr Salmon

01:06:42-01:10:42: Guildford Accommodation: Very pristine, but unfinished; lots of mud around campus; mentions graduation in Guildford Cathedral, mother and brother came, stayed in halls; blue gowns

01:10:42-01:12:54: After Guildford: social work trainee in hospital

01:12:54-01:21:33: Memories: created published piece of research with a tutor; used teaching methods with her own students; recalls effect of going to university

01:21:34 - End
Administrative HistoryJennifer Greenfield studied for a BSc in Human Relations (Dept. of Human Studies) from 1967-1970.
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