On the next few pages, you’ll be able to get a taste of what life was really like at Lancaster in the 1960s. It was an exciting decade, a period of growth and innovation.

You can discover how the early degree system worked and why Lancaster chose to become one of only six collegiate universities in the country. No university would be complete without a student body so you can discover why they chose to come to Lancaster, what they thought about the university and their accommodation, and what they did during their spare time.

Consistent with the spirit of the 1960’s, Lancaster was not exempt from student activism so we’ve included a short section on this too.

We’ve also included a page on the history of the History Department whose students originated this project. Many of our best-loved members of staff have been here since it all began in 1963. They have some fascinating stories to tell so read on…

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