Administrative / Biographical History

In 1912, Goldsack became the first residential teacher at the pioneering Royal Schools for the Deaf, Manchester. In 1919, the University of Manchester established a lectureship for training teachers of the deaf on the oral method of teaching. In effect this was the beginning of the Department of Audiology and Education in the University. The first lectureship was given to Irene Goldsack. Goldsack lectured to Alexander Ewing, who she later married. Together they gained the Department a worldwide reputation for development and innovation in the field of oral education of the deaf. Irene Ewing died on 16 July 1959.

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JRUL also has custody of papers of Sir Alexander and Irene Ewing.