Typescript notes for a memorial lecture for Sister Marie Hilda titled The parent in the permissive society

Scope and Content

Rodger often referred patients to Sister Marie Hilda's clinic in Glasgow and in his lecture mentions, "I first met her over thirty years ago and from that time on until her death I enjoyed her friendship and marvelled at her courage and enterprise".

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Administrative / Biographical History

Sister Marie Hilda Marley (1876-1951) founded the Notre Dame Centre in Glasgow. She was born in Bishop, Auckland in 1876. She joined the Sisters of Notre Dame in Liverpool in 1898. She studied psychology at the University of Louvain. In 1929 she returned to London to train with Doctor Emmanuel Miller at his clinic in the Jewish free school. While a lecturer in psychology at Notre Dame Teacher Training College she opened in 1931 the first Child Guidance Clinic in Scotland as an extension of her work at the college. She was a fellow of the British Psychological Society and hosted several of its meetings in the clinic in the 1930s.

Related Material

DC 081/4/1/2/11, address [to introduce a film] on child guidance clinics, with particular reference to Sister Marie Hilda.