Diary, 25 January-24 May 1968
Scope and Contents
Subjects include Phyllis Willmott's family life with her husband and children at Kingsley Place in Highgate; his work at the Institute of Community Studies in Bethnal Green, including the idea of moving the Institute to Highgate and the Thameside group; socialising with friends, including Peggy and Johnny Sparrow, 'Pluckie' [Winifred Pluckrose], Robert and Rhona Rapoport; Ann Cartwright, Buck and Pat Bourne, Peter Cowan, Peter Marris, Patrick McGeeney, Herbert J. and Louise Gans, Vincent Brome, Margot Jefferys, Hephzibah Menuhin and Richard Hauser, and Jean and Oliver Cox; Michael Young and Sasha Moorsom Young, including planning a holiday together in Provence; a chance meeting with James and Mary Douglas; the Vietnam War; divorce law reform; her work, including a research visit to the library of the Fawcett Society, as a member of a Rent Assessment Committee in London, for the Citizens Advice Bureau, with Megan du Boisson and the Disablement Income Group, on a study of voluntary workers in the social services commissioned by Geraldine Aves, with Rose Deakin, on the script of a BBC television documentary, and meeting Rachel Hubback to discuss a job with the Volunteer Centre Camden; the contraceptive pill and the menopause; an exhibition at Congress House marking the 50th anniversary of votes for women; concerts by Ella Fitzgerald and Roy Budd at the Royal Festival Hall; visits to her family in Lee, grieving after the death of her father, and her mother's ill health; the Alcan University Conference dinner at the Guildhall; an evening at the ballet to see Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev in "Swan Lake"; a visit to the Pepys Estate in Deptford; the assassination of Martin Luther King; and race relations and Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech.
With a draft of Phyllis' letter to The Times about divorce law reform and press cuttings of other letters on the same subject, February 1968; a leaflet for the exhibition at Congress House marking the 50th anniversary of votes for women, [February 1968]; letters and a postcard from 'Pluckie' [Winifred Pluckrose], February-April 1968 (3); a press cutting of "Now the River Can Really Come to Life", an article by Peter in The Port, 29 February 1968; a press cutting from The Times about a lecture on the family given by Peter to at the Third Alcan University Conference on planning at University College London, 3 April 1967; and a press cutting from The Times about the Times Literary Supplement "What is Sociology", containing book reviews by Phyll, 4 April 1968.
- 25 January-24 May 1968
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