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At the start of the next academic year, the departments of Computer Science and Electronic Systems Engineering accepted their first students, the SSRC Data Bank (later renamed the UK Data Archive) was established and the Lecture Theatre Building and Library opened along with the first phase of the Social and Comparative Studies building, while work proceeded on Tawney and William Morris residential towers.
The University of Essex was at the forefront of 1960s student unrest.
The first female lecturer was appointed: Dorothy E. In December, University Court met for the first time with around 500 members.
In March 1968, a demonstration against a visit to the University by Enoch Powell received national publicity.Other partnerships include the Edge Hotel School and University of Essex Online with a further nine international academic partnerships around the world.Essex has an international character with 132 countries represented in its student body.In July 1962, Albert Sloman, Gilmour Professor of Spanish and Dean of the Faculty of Arts, University of Liverpool, was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and the Rt. With its first staff appointed, a development plan for the university was published and a £1million Appeal Fund was launched.
Within six months the Appeal Fund had exceeded its £1million target with The Queen Mother and Sir Winston Churchill among contributors, while work began on clearing the site for building work.In Autumn 1963, red was chosen as the University colour and the first prospectus was prepared and work began on the first permanent buildings; the science block and boiler room next to Wivenhoe House.