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University of Liverpool studentships, 1931-1938

Identifier: PJM/UOL

Scope and Contents

The assignments completed, and papers collected, by Percy Johnson-Marshall while a student at the University of Liverpool consist of:

  1. Diploma in Architecture - student assignments, 1931-1936
  2. Certificate in Civic Design - student assignments, 1935-1937
  3. entries for Prize competitions, 1936-1937
  4. Miscellaneous University of Liverpool student assignments,c1931-1937
  5. papers concerning the Liverpool School of Architecture Society, 1937-1938


  • Creation: 1931-1938


Language of Materials

This material is in English

Physical Description

0.5 metres(1 box and 21 plan folders)

Conditions Governing Access

Material relating to living individuals may be restricted under the Data Protection Act, 1998.

Biographical / Historical

Percy Johnson-Marshall studied at the Liverpool School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, where his brother Stirrat Johnson-Marshall was already a student, from 1931-1938. He initially completed a Diploma in Architecture and afterwards the Certificate in Civic Design. While a student Johnson-Marshall studied under a number of brilliant professorships. When he started his studies, the professor of architecture was Sir Charles Herbert Reilly who was followed by Lionel Bailey Budden in 1933. Meanwhile Sir Leslie Patrick Abercrombie was the professor of civic design until 1935 and it is likely that Johnson-Marshall studied under him. Johnson-Marshall was a very able student, and during his time in Liverpool he won a number of awards, including the John Lewis Partnership Prize, 1936 and the HW Williams Prize for the Promotion of Architectural Design in Concrete, also in 1936. His education at the University of Liverpool had a lasting influence over both his style and future career. After leaving the University, Percy Johnson-Marshall, along with other former students, instigated the formation of the Liverpool School of Architecture Society, a club for former students. After a successful inauguration dinner, this appears to have had a short life.


0.5 metres


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

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Physical Description

0.5 metres(1 box and 21 plan folders)

Archivist's Note


Sarah Higgins 29 September 2003

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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