A Turn in Life’s Direction

I enrolled at the University of Queensland in 1969 as a “mature age” student. This term was used for someone who did not proceed to university directly from high school and had matriculated, usually via the extremely limited night schools, with fewer school subjects. I think that the enrolling of such mature age students was[…]

Memories of UQ study, friendship & hockey (1934-36)

Mrs Marjorie Godfrey (nee Harper) graduated in Arts from The University of Queensland in 1936. She shared her memories of her time at UQ with Luciana Arcidiacono, who graduated from UQ in 2016.  Marjorie Godfrey may have graduated from The University of Queensland almost 80 years ago, but her happy memories still very much strike a chord with[…]

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[…]