Homes in High Flats
Agnes Pearl Jephcott (1900-1980) was a pioneer of social research who worked as a researcher in the University's Department of Economic and Social Research during the 1960s.

During this time, Jephcott investigated the leisure interests of young people. She published the results in Time of One's Own (Flickr set: in 1967, by which time she had begun work on a three-year investigation into high-rise living in the city.

Her findings, co-authored with Hilary Robinson, were published in 1971 in Homes in High Flats, and contained some of the earliest misgivings about multi-storey homes and the lack of services and amenities which had been made available to residents. She left Glasgow in 1970, but continued to research and write on social issues.

The images in this set are a selection of those we have in the collection 'Records of the study Homes in High Flats' (GUAS Ref: DC127)

For more information about Pearl Jephcott see:

The catalogue for this collection can be found here:

For more information about this collection please contact the Duty Archivist at Glasgow University Archive Services, quoting reference DC127:

Lynn Abrams, Chair of Modern History at the University of Glasgow is currently leading research in this area.
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