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PREFACE

by Eileen Scanlon
President

The University, as I discovered on arriving in Edinburgh, is a huge institution and offers a wide range of opportunities for those within its community, interpreted in the widest sense. The key purpose of the University of Edinburgh's Women's Club is to promote friendship and I experienced at first hand a very warm welcome to the Club's organised events. The value of the University of Edinburgh's Women's Club is that it meets key needs that more formal channels within the University would struggle to serve, e.g. the needs of international graduate wives.

To develop such opportunities and maintain them is a very time consuming and demanding set of tasks. I would like to pay tribute to all the women involved in the work of the Club, and to those who have contributed fascinating accounts of the different activities in this history.

I am delighted to have the opportunity of introducing this third volume of the Club's history. The changing times changing demands on the Club are well described in Hilary Flenley's account. For leading the Club in such times of change we are all indebted to the Club officers listed in OFFICE HOLDERS of the history, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers and joint secretaries and the committee members who are too numerous to list.