Mary Stocks 1891-1975: An Uncommonplace Life Barbara Hooper

ISBN: 9780485115079

Published: January 1st 2002

Hardcover

203 pages


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Mary Stocks 1891-1975: An Uncommonplace Life  by  Barbara Hooper

Mary Stocks 1891-1975: An Uncommonplace Life by Barbara Hooper
January 1st 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 203 pages | ISBN: 9780485115079 | 4.79 Mb

The life of Mary Stocks was one of public service and national achievement. She was a champion of many causes - womens rights and higher education, socialism, family planning and the National Health Service. She found time for pioneeringMoreThe life of Mary Stocks was one of public service and national achievement. She was a champion of many causes - womens rights and higher education, socialism, family planning and the National Health Service.

She found time for pioneering birth-control clinics, writing plays and biographies, and serving as the statutory woman on government committees. Among her friends were Nancy Astor, Marie Stopes and Lord Beveridge. She became Principal of Westfield College (University of London) and won a national reputation as a popular broadcaster, especially on Any Questions and Womans Hour.

At the age of 75, she entered the House of Lords as a Labour Life Peer.



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