Personal Papers of Christine McKie

Scope and Content

The papers comprise material arising from Dr McKie's work in various capacities in College: as a Tutor, as a member of Buildings Committee, and her involvement as a member of the Centenary Committee in the organisation of activities and events at the time of the College Centenary, such as the Computer Science Symposium.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christine McKie was educated at Chelmsford County High School for Girls and came to Girton to read Natural Sciences 1949-53 with an Exhibition in her third and fourth years. She was awarded a postgraduate research studentship in 1953 which enabled her to work on the structure of tobermorite 1953-56 (MA 1956, PhD 1958). After 21 months post-doctoral research in Canada, she returned to Girton first as a Hertha Ayrton Bye-Fellow 1956-57 then as a Research Fellow and College Lecturer, becoming an Official Fellow in 1963. She held the offices in College of Tutor 1963-69; Director of Studies in Physical Sciences 1989-98; Praelector 1968-73; Vice-Mistress 1987-96 and Registrar of the Roll 1989-93. She retired in 1998 and was immediately made a Life Fellow of the College. In addition, she was a University Demonstrator in the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology 1958-63, a University Lecturer 1963-80 (in Mineralogy and Petrology until 1980 then in the Department of Earth Sciences until retirement), and Additional Pro-Procter in the University 1969-71 and 1973-74. She has published mainly in the field of mineralogical crystallography. She married the late Duncan McKie, Fellow of Jesus College, in 1968.

Conditions Governing Access

Please cite as Girton College Archive, Cambridge, Personal Papers of Christine McKie, GCPP McKie

Acquisition Information

Given by Christine McKie in December 1998, at the time of her retirement.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from JANUS in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project