Graduation Ceremonies: A Former Dean Remembers

For me the best part of being a Dean was dealing with individual students and their problems. It was not always easy. One student, a clergyman, whom I had refused to grant a special examination, told me I was crucifying him, which I thought was rather big-noting himself. Another, after graduating, developed pangs of conscience[…]

My role in the early years of the UQ Mining and Metallurgy Department

I am probably unique in being the only woman in the world to have started up a department in Metallurgy. This is how it happened. I was born in England in 1926 and was lucky to attend a girls’ school where it was assumed that girls could and should do anything they wanted, so when[…]