Challenging the Common Room Rules in the 1980s

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Title: Challenging the Common Room Rules in the 1980s
Authors: Lynch, Kathleen
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Date: 12-Nov-2019
Online since: 2020-09-15T13:35:30Z
Abstract: This chapter tells the story of how the UCD Common Rules were changed in the late 1980s to allow all UCD staff members to join, regardless of their occupation. As membership had been confined to academics and senior administrative staff, this was a significant achievement. After much debate and many meetings from 1985-87, the decision to democratise the Common Room was made at an AGM on March 12th 1987. The meeting was attended by 100 members of whom 77 voted to make to open up the Common Room.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: UCD Press
Start page: 17
End page: 20
Keywords: University College DublinUCD Common Room ClubEqualityUniversity politics
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Brady J., Marx W. (eds.)., UCD Common Room Club : a festschrift
ISBN: 1527250385
Appears in Collections:Education Research Collection

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