Reynolds, Melanie

First name/s: Melanie
Last name: Reynolds
Known names / nicknames: Mel
Date of birth: 23/06/1959
Year of birth: 1959

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth  23 June 1959 Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Family 1 daughter, Lisa
Work Office manager
Politics/Trade union activity None

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin)

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin September 1999 – July 2000
Source of funding Adult Education Bursary
Campaigns/political activity None
Subjects studied at Ruskin History
Dissertation West Yorkshire Lasses – Heroes of the Working classes

Qualification CertHE History

Life after Ruskin

Education Oxford Brookes University. BA,MA,PhD.
Work History Trails Project Manager A]and Assoc. Lecturer Oxford Brookes University and Ruskin College
Politics/trade union activity None
Family (1 daughter, Lisa)
Place & date of death

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Year of death: 0

Achievements / Publications

‘A Man Who Won’t Back a Woman is No Man at All’. The 1875 Heavy Woollen Dispute and the Narrative of Women’s Trade Unionism : Labour History Review, Volume 71, Number 2, August 2006 , pp. 187-198(12) [ Arising from CertHE dissertation]

Brutal and Negligent? Nineteenth century factory mothers and child care Community Practitioner Oct. 2011, 84:10

Ph.d: Whose to Blame? Investigating working class women’s contribution to the northern infant mortality rate 1850-1899.

Forthcoming monograph: Infant Mortality and Northern Working Class Mothers 1850-1899 (Palgrave Macmillan)

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Dr Melanie Reynolds

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