Gerald Walters was born and educated in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. After graduating with a degree in history and teaching for over fifteen years at Heanor Grammar School, he took up the position of lecturer at Bristol College of Science and Technology in 1960. He subsequently played an important role in the setting up and development of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Bath. His wife, Dorothy Walters-Godfree, a poet and writer, was a lifelong supporter of the University.

The collection mainly comprises material relating to Gerald Walters’ teaching and research work, but includes a sample of his writing output, a record of his political activity and some biographical documentation. The collection also contains material relating to the life, poetry, and political interests of Dorothy Walters-Godfree.

The collection was donated to the University of Bath in March 2016 by Professor Richard Mawditt, the Executor of Dorothy Walters-Godfree.

Size: 4 boxes, c 135 items.

A catalogue providing full details of the contents of the Gerald Walters and Dorothy Walters-Godfree Collection is available in PDF format.